Quantitative assessment of hepatic blood flow in the diagnosis and management of necrotizing enterocolitis

Akin M. A. , Yikilmaz A., GÜNEŞ T., Sarici D., Korkmaz L., ÖZTÜRK M. A. , ...More

JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, vol.28, no.18, pp.2160-2165, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most important gastrointestinal emergency in the neonatal period and early detection is very important for its management. Bowel ischemia-hypoperfusion is one of the main etiological factors. In the literature, a few studies have focused on arterial Doppler ultrasonography (DUS) features of splanchnic arteries; however, their clinical implications are not clear.