Tapering Enteroplasty for Complicated Meconium Ileus
Authors: W. Hartin, Charles; T. Lau, Stanley; Z. Yamout, Sani; A. Escobar, Mauricio; G. Caty, Michael
Source: Current Pediatric Reviews, Volume 6, Number 4, November 2010 , pp. 234-236(3)
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
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.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-11-01
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