Necrotizing enterocolitis

Summary of Necrotizing enterocolitis
Necrotizing enterocolitis is a medical condition primarily seen in premature infants, where portions of the bowel undergo necrosis. It occurs postnatally and is the second most common cause of mortality in premature infants.

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Pathology

Gastrointestinal system

Peritoneum and peritoneal cavity disorders
Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
Lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
Liver, gallbladder and pancreas disorders
Gastrointestinal system pathology review

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Three areas of the gastrointestinal tract that are typically affected by necrotizing enterocolitis are the .

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A 1-week-old infant is referred to a neonatal consultant because of abdominal distension and rectal bleeding. The infant was observed in the neonatal intensive care unit after premature birth at 35 weeks' gestation. Abdominal radiography series shows pneumatosis intestinalis. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

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