Bowel perforation in a neutropenic child. Necrotizing Enterocolitis or not a case of necrotizing enterocolitis?
Neutropenic enterocolitis (NE) or typhlitis is a life-threatening, necrotizing process of intestine; occurring most frequently after intensive chemotherapy in acute leukaemias. Its presentation and diagnostic criteria are heterogeneous and even the histological diagnosis shows a considerable diversity. We report an unusual presentation of bowel perforation in a child with suspected NE.
Necrotizing enterocolitis; Parietal abscess; Acute leukemia