Tapering Enteroplasty for Complicated Meconium Ileus
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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