What is necrotizing enterocolitis?

Answer This is a condition in which parts of intestine undergo necrosis which means death. The condition is more common in premature babies but can occur in full term newborn babies suffering from asphyxi... Read More »

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What is the prognosis for newborns undergoing surgery for necrotizing enterocolitis?

Necrotizing enterocolitis is the most common cause of death in newborns undergoing surgery. The average mortality is 30-40%, even higher in severe cases.