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Correlation of prenatal ultrasound and postnatal outcome in meconium peritonitis.
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PMID:  12835586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To study the relationship between prenatal ultrasound features and postnatal course of meconium peritonitis. METHODS: Meconium peritonitis was diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound. Fetuses were treated by intrauterine paracentesis of ascites when indicated, and symptomatic newborns received surgery. RESULTS: Totally 17 cases were enrolled. Prenatal ultrasound findings include abdominal calcification (16/17), fetal ascites (12/17), hydramnios (9/17), pseudocyst (7/17) and dilated bowel loop (6/17). Persistent ascites, pseudocyst or dilated bowel loop are most sensitive (92%) to predict postnatal surgery (p = 0.022). The survivors have a higher gestational age at birth (36.4 vs. 33.3 weeks, p = 0.008). Persistent ascites and postnatal persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborns significantly correlate with neonatal mortality (p = 0.029 and 0.022). CONCLUSION: Prenatal ultrasound can predict the neonatal outcome in meconium peritonitis.
Ming-Kwang Shyu; Jin-Chung Shih; Chien-Nan Lee; Hsiao-Lin Hwa; Song-Nan Chow; Fon-Jou Hsieh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1015-3837     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:    2003 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-01     Completed Date:  2004-02-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography*
Intestinal Diseases / ultrasonography
Peritonitis / ultrasonography*
Pregnancy Outcome*
Prospective Studies
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods*,  statistics & numerical data

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