Necrotizing enterocolitis in a preterm infant newborn and role of feeding

Author(s): Said El deib

Statement of the Problem: It’s a clinical case presentation of a male Preterm infant Newborn (+31 wks) who was delivered in our hospital and transferred to our NICU because of Prematurity, VLBW and need to respiratory support. Baby shortly undergo Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) on 5th day of life shortly after start of expressed milk feeding …! Which was early detected by use of Near Infrared Abdominal spectroscopy (NIRS). A baby was deteriorated clinically in a couple of hours and undergoes intestinal perforation with peritonitis, So, Abdominal exploration surgery with intestinal resection and end – to end anastomosis was done urgently.