International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Pediatrics | India | Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022


Meconium Peritonitis - A Consideration in Intra Abdominal Calcification

Dr. Preethi N | Dr. G. Harshavardhan


Abstract: Meconium peritonitis is an aseptic chemical peritonitis which results from the perforation of the bowel in utero. Incidence 1: 35000 Live births. Possible causes-mesenteric ischaemia, volvulus, intestinal atresia, meconium plugs, intestinal hernias and Hirschsprung disease, cystic fibrosis. Perforation of intestine in utero leads to leakage of meconium into peritoneal cavity causes inflammatory reaction and chemical peritonitis subsequently seals with intraabdominal calcifications. PRENATAL USG is diagnostic.


Keywords: Meconium Peritonitis, Intraabdominal calcification, Prenatal usg, Cystic Fibrosis, Laparotomy


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022,


Pages: 1181 - 1182


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