Chromosomal Microarray Testing in NEC: A Case Report


  • Sathyaprasad C Burjonrappa Montefiore Medical Center
  • David Schwartzberg New York University Medical Center



Chromosomal Micro Array, NEC, Testing


Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) remains the most common reason for emergent surgery in the neonatal intensive care unit. The common pathophysiology in all NEC involves alteration in gut microflora, abnormal blood supply to the intestine, and uncontrolled cytokine release. We report a full-term neonate who developed NEC. The neonate had surgical resection of approximately 120cms of bowel. After an initial proximal jejunostomy she underwent a successful jejuno-ileal anastomosis with preservation of her ileocolic valve at 6 weeks of age. A little more than one year of age, she is being weaned off her parenteral nutrition (PN) as her bowel adaptation continues. A chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) resulted in the identification of a 15q13.3 microdeletion.


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Author Biographies

Sathyaprasad C Burjonrappa, Montefiore Medical Center

Attending Pediatric Surgeon, Montefiore Medical Center

Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatric Surgery



David Schwartzberg, New York University Medical Center

Resident in Surgery




How to Cite

Burjonrappa SC, Schwartzberg D. Chromosomal Microarray Testing in NEC: A Case Report. J Neonatal Surg [Internet]. 2016Jul.1 [cited 2021Feb.28];5(3):34. Available from: