Current Pediatric Reviews

Giuseppe Buonocore
Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine
University of Siena


Tapering Enteroplasty for Complicated Meconium Ileus

Author(s): Charles W. Hartin, Stanley T. Lau, Sani Z. Yamout, Mauricio A. Escobar, Michael G. Caty.


Meconium ileus (MI) presenting with complications such as volvulus, atresia, necrosis, perforation, peritonitis, or giant cystic meconium peritonitis demands operative intervention and often requires a small bowel resection. These patients are at increased risk of short bowel syndrome if a significant portion of bowel must be resected. We report on a 1- day-old boy who was found to have a complicated MI with volvulus causing a long ischemic strip of small bowel. An enteroplasty was successfully employed to maintain bowel continuity after removing a 2 by 50 cm segmental area of ischemic bowel.

Keywords: Meconium ileus, volvulus, short bowel syndrome, operative technique, cystic fibrosis, enteroplasty, meconium, upper gastrointestinal, laparotomy

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Article Details

Year: 2010
Page: [234 - 236]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/157339610794776186
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