Asymptomatic cecal stenosis after necrotizing enterocolitis.


Journal Article

Survival of infants with necrotizing enterocolitis may be complicated by intestinal stricture(s) as a result of healing of ischemic segments of bowel. An asymptomatic cecal stenosis not visible on barium enema was identified at operation for reestablishment of intestinal continuity. Infants recovering from acute necrotizing enterocolitis deserve continued surveillance for mechanical and functional abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract. Patency of the intestinal lumen distal to the ostomy site should be clearly demonstrated by the surgeon when continuity is reestablished.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Woodard, BH; Bradford, WD; Filston, HC

Published Date

  • December 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 72 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1613 - 1615

PubMed ID

  • 515780

Pubmed Central ID

  • 515780

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00007611-197912000-00039


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States