Necrotizing enterocolitis

Loretto Ann Glynn*

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Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most common surgical emergency encountered in the neonatal intensive care unit. NEC occurs in 1-3/1,000 live births. Over 90 % of infants affected are premature and weigh less than 2,000 g. As advances in neonatal care have led to increased survival rates of infants of even smaller birth weight and earlier gestational age, the incidence of NEC has increased. The mortality for infants with NEC is 10-50 % with a decrease of surgical mortality to 20-50 %.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCommon Surgical Diseases
Subtitle of host publicationAn Algorithmic Approach to Problem Solving, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781493915651
ISBN (Print)9781493915644
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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