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Abdominal Calcification - Is it Meconium Peritonitis?
Nonyelum Ebigbo, Anthony Barone, Santosh Parab.
Department of Pediatrics, Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, New York, USA.
A preterm female neonate born at 30 weeks gestation was noted to have abdominal calcification on routine radiograph of the chest/abdomen. Patient developed intermittent abdominal distension and feeding intolerance. Barium enema revealed a stricture in the transverse colon. Patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy which revealed a colonic stricture with walled off adhesions indicative of in-utero perforation. Histology confirmed a diagnosis of meconium peritonitis.

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