Meconium Peritonitis and Periorchitis: Report of a Prenatal Case

Authors

  • Cem Yaşar Sanhal Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya
  • İnanç Mendilcioğlu Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya
  • Adnan Aslan Department of Pediatric Surgery, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya
  • Murat Özekinci Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya
  • Mehmet Şimşek Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya

Keywords:

Meconium, Peritonitis, Periorchitis, Etiology

Abstract

Meconium peritonitis refers to rupture of the bowel prior to birth, resulting in fetal meconium escaping into peritoneum leading to inflammation (peritonitis). Meconium periorchitis is an extension of meconium peritonitis into the scrotum via a patent processus vaginalis. The most common causes of meconium peritonitis are ischemic lesions of the small bowel associated with mechanical obstruction (atresia, volvulus, intussusception, congenital bands, Meckel diverticulum and internal hernia). These likely account for 50% of the cases of meconium peritonitis. Meconium peritonitis may also be caused by viral
infections (cytomegalovirus or parvovirus B19) and cystic fibrosis. Here, we report of a patient with fetal meconium peritonitis - periorchitis and perinatal management.

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Published

2014-12-30

How to Cite

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Sanhal CY, Mendilcioğlu İnanç, Aslan A, Özekinci M, Şimşek M. Meconium Peritonitis and Periorchitis: Report of a Prenatal Case. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2014Dec.30 [cited 2021May6];20(3):178-80. Available from: https://www.gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/170

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