Ann Pediatr Res | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Necrotizing Enterocolitis after Atrial Flutter: Case Report

Tandircioglu UA1*, Celik HT1 , Yuksekgonul AU2 , Ertugrul I2 and Yurdakok M1

1Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey 2Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

*Correspondance to: Umit Ayse Tandircioglu 

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Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) has a multifactorial etiology and predominantly affects preterm infants, with only 13% of cases occurring in term infants. Hypoxia, sudden cardiovascular changes can also affect mesenteric perfusion. It is assumed that decreased mesenteric blood flow, followed by reperfusion, can contribute to intestinal damage, thereby increasing NEC incidence rates in term infants. This report presents a case of NEC development during follow-up for Atrial Flutter (AF). Repeated cardioversion caused sudden hemodynamic changes, causing NEC.


Necrotizing Enterocolitis; Atrial flutter; Cardioversion


Tandircioglu UA, Celik HT, Yuksekgonul AU, Ertugrul I, Yurdakok M. Necrotizing Enterocolitis after Atrial Flutter: Case Report. Ann Pediatr Res. 2023; 7(1): 1072..

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