Current Pediatric Reviews

Giuseppe Buonocore
Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine
University of Siena
Siena
Italy

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Tapering Enteroplasty for Complicated Meconium Ileus

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

Abstract:

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

VOLUME: 6
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2010
Page: [234 - 236]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/157339610794776186
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