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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 66, No. 2, 2004, pp. 115-118
Bioline Code: is04031
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 66, No. 2, 2004, pp. 115-118

 en Case Report - Necrotizing enterocolitis in adults: A study of four cases
Avinash N. Katara, Vinod A. Chandiramani, Rajeev Soman, Anita Bhaduri, Devendra C. Desai


Necrotizing enterocolitis is an acute disease that primarily affects premature neonates of low birth weight, and has a very high morbidity and mortality. The incidence in adults is significantly less, with lower mortality rates. Of those who survive, many are left with complications related to short gut syndrome. We report 4 cases of necrotizing enterocolitis all of whom underwent early surgical intervention and had good recovery, followed by a review of the literature on the subject.

Necrotizing enterocolitis, Adults.

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