Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 339–340

Therapeutic intussusception in necrotizing enterocolitis: a novel surgical strategy

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00383-009-2544-2

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Holmes, L.A. & Youngson, G.G. Pediatr Surg Int (2010) 26: 339. doi:10.1007/s00383-009-2544-2


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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal Aberdeen Children’s HospitalAberdeenScotland, UK