What is the indication for transfer of patients with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)?

Updated: Dec 27, 2017
  • Author: Shelley C Springer, JD, MD, MSc, MBA, FAAP; Chief Editor: Muhammad Aslam, MD  more...
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In the acute phase, patients with progressive NEC require pediatric surgical consultation. During refeeding, patients with or without previous surgical history may demonstrate signs of obstruction requiring surgical evaluation and/or intervention. Transfer the patient to a facility offering pediatric surgical expertise, if it is not available at the current location.

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