Case Report

Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 339-340

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Therapeutic intussusception in necrotizing enterocolitis: a novel surgical strategy

  • Lynne Anne HolmesAffiliated withRoyal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital Email author 
  • , George G. YoungsonAffiliated withRoyal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital

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The optimal operative management of babies with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) remains uncertain. We report the case of a premature neonate with advanced NEC where areas of necrotic small bowel were successfully managed by intussusception into adjacent distal intestine and we discuss the merits of therapeutic intussusception as an option in the surgical management of advanced NEC.


Necrotizing enterocolitis NEC Intussusception