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Surgical Treatment of Necrotizing Enterocolitis

  • Nigel J. Hall
  • Agostino Pierro


Whilst many infants with NEC respond to intensive medical treatment, up to 50% develop more severe NEC requiring surgical intervention [1]. This group of infants represents a major challenge for pediatric surgeons and there is little consensus as to the most appropriate timing and nature of surgery. In addition to surgery in the acute phase, a number of infants develop late complications of NEC, either following medical or previous surgical treatment, and these complications require surgical intervention.


Short Bowel Syndrome Primary Anastomosis Intestinal Perforation Intestinal Resection Intestinal Anastomosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nigel J. Hall
    • 1
    • 2
  • Agostino Pierro
  1. 1.Department of Paediatric SurgeryUCL Institute of Child HealthUK
  2. 2.Great Ormond Street Hospital for ChildrenUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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