Early operation with intestinal diversion for necrotizing enterocolitis

J Pediatr Surg. 1981 Jun;16(3):252-5. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3468(81)80674-4.


Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) remains a highly lethal disorder despite significant advances in management during the past decade. Increased mortality with perforation and the frequent finding of massive intestinal necrosis have hampered efforts to improve survival. A recent experience with early operation and intestinal diversion in selected patients with clinical features suggesting impending intestinal gangrene suggests a place in the management of infants with rapidly progressive NEC.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / diagnostic imaging
  • Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / surgery*
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Radiography