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Journal of Case Reports
Meconium Peritonitis – A Rare Cause of Ascites
Srinivas Abhishek Gaddam, Srinidhi  Tirunagari
Department of  Neonatology, Ankura Hospital for Women & Children, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telengana, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Srinivas Abhishek Gaddam
Email: abhisheksrini@hotmail.com
Received: 18-OCT-2017 Accepted: 19-JUN-2018 Published Online: 10-AUG-2018
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2018.0051
Background: Meconium peritonitis is a non-bacterial, chemical inflammation of the peritoneum caused by antenatal or postnatal perforation of intestine by meconium. Surgery is necessary when signs of intestinal obstruction are present. Case Report: A 4 day old infant presented with abdominal distension with respiratory distress soon after birth without signs of intestinal obstruction. A high index of suspicion of surgery can potentially prevent errors and complications which may occur during management of these infants. Conclusion: The baby had an uneventful postnatal period and was managed conservatively which has been rarely reported before. Infant is doing well at follow up at 40 days of life.
Keywords : Infant, Intestinal Obstruction, Meconium, Peritoneum, Peritonitis.
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