Clinical observation of meconium peritonitis.

  title={Clinical observation of meconium peritonitis.},
  author={C H Hsu and L W Jen and F Y Huang and M R Chen and Hsin Kao and W. Y. Ho and Ming-Lun Yeh and Paul Y. Chang},
  journal={Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui za zhi [Journal]. Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui},
  volume={31 4},
Twenty cases of meconium peritonitis were found between September 1980 and March 1988 at Mackay Memorial Hospital. The male to female ratio was 1.5 to 1. Six of the 20 cases involved premature babies. The great majority presented symptoms and signs before 5 days old, but one case was not diagnosed until 13 months of age. Polyhydramnios of the mother was found in six cases (30%). Abdominal distension was the universal symptom in all 20 cases. Hydrocele was noticed in 8 of the 12 male babies. In… CONTINUE READING