Meconium diseases in infants with very low birth weight.

@article{Dimmitt2000MeconiumDI,
  title={Meconium diseases in infants with very low birth weight.},
  author={Reed A. Dimmitt and Richard L Moss},
  journal={Seminars in pediatric surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={79-83}
}
Retained meconium resulting in intestinal obstruction in infants with very low birth weight (VLBW) may cause significant morbidity and even mortality. Immature intestinal neuromuscular function, abnormal meconium composition, and maternal magnesium sulfate therapy results in delay of first meconium passage. This "normal" passage of first meconium may not… CONTINUE READING