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Idiopathic origin of meconium peritonitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11216387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 26-year-old, gravida 3 presented at 31 weeks of gestation with polyhydramnios. On ultrasound there was marked foetal ascitis with unilateral hydrocele. Patient delivered a 3.15 kg, large-for-date baby at 33 weeks and 3 days of gestation. On basis of clinical, radiological and sonographic features, diagnosis of meconium peritonitis was made. Ascitic tapping was done. Surgery was withheld, as there were no signs of intestinal obstruction. DNA testing for cystic fibrosis was negative. Baby did not deteriorate so he was discharged. Baby was doing well on 2 months follow up. Hydrocele and ascitis were resolving. Rarely meconium peritonitis may occur without an underlying cause when peritonitis may be innocuous and intervention may not be required.
N Agarwal; A Kriplani; N Bhatla; A K Deorari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0019-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-16     Completed Date:  2001-03-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  845-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / ultrasonography
Birth Weight
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Peritonitis / diagnosis,  etiology*
Polyhydramnios / ultrasonography
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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