Tip 29: NEC surgery

The main indications for surgery in NEC are: failure to respond to medical management, formation of a mass, perforation.

Reference: Rees, C.M., Hall, N.J., Eaton, S., et al. 2005. Surgical strategies for necrotising enterocolitis: a survey of practice in the United Kingdom. Arch Dis Child; 90: F152 – F155.

Previously published: 04/11/13, 17/09/14

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