Meconium peritonitis

What is Meconium peritonitis?

Meconium peritonitis refers to rupture of the bowel prior to birth, resulting in fetal stool (meconium) escaping into the surrounding space (peritoneum) leading to inflammation (peritonitis). Despite the bowel rupture, many infants born after meconium peritonitis in utero have normal bowels and have no further issues.

Infants with cystic fibrosis are at increased risk for meconium peritonitis.

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I had splenectomy when I was 10yrs of age. Everything has been fine after that until year 2009.I conceived in April 2009 and during 25th...

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Vaccination against Pneumococcus is recommended for post-spenectomy patients because they are more at risk for pneumococcal pneumonia than the...

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What could it mean if the baby has a big abdomen in utero?

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Thanks for consulting us.

Actually there could be a list of causes responsible for this appearance on ultrasound.
It could be just a fat & big...

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