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Meconium pseudocyst with particular pathologic findings: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22498414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Meconium peritonitis is a sterile chemical peritonitis caused by bowel perforation with intraperitoneal extravasation of the meconium in utero. When the inflamed intestinal loops become fixed, meconium peritonitis leads to a cystic cavity with a fibrous wall, and the result is termed cystic-type meconium peritonitis. On the contrary, a meconium pseudocyst has a muscle layer continuous with the normal intestine and is distinguished from cystic-type meconium peritonitis based on the histopathologic findings. This report describes the rare case of a neonate complicated by a meconium pseudocyst, which was successfully treated with 1-stage resection and primary anastomosis. There have been few cases of meconium pseudocysts reported in the literature. Meconium peritonitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis in patients who develop large abdominal cysts with air and fluid content. Cystic-type meconium peritonitis is usually treated using drainage with subsequent elective surgery. However, for a meconium pseudocyst, 1-stage intestinal resection with primary anastomosis may be recommended. A meconium pseudocyst may be treatable using 1-stage resection based on histopathologic features.
Masashi Minato; Tadao Okada; Hisayuki Miyagi; Shohei Honda; Kei Takazawa; Kanako C Kubota; Satoru Todo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e9-e12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, Japan.
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