The radiology of necrotizing enterocolitis

Radiol Clin North Am. 1999 Nov;37(6):1187-98, vii. doi: 10.1016/s0033-8389(05)70256-6.


This article reviews the radiology of necrotizing entercolitis (NEC), with an emphasis on the sensitivity and specificity of the typical plain film findings. An approach to radiologic diagnosis is suggested. The more recently described entity of perforation without NEC also is described.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Enterocolitis, Necrotizing / complications
  • Enterocolitis, Necrotizing / diagnostic imaging*
  • Enterocolitis, Necrotizing / etiology
  • Enterocolitis, Necrotizing / therapy
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / etiology
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / therapy
  • Radiography
  • Risk Factors