Juergen K. Willmann, M.D.

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  • Systemic spread of meconium peritonitis PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY Patton, W. L., Lutz, A. M., Willmann, J. K., Callen, P., Barkovich, A. J., Gooding, C. A. 1998; 28 (9): 714-716


    Meconium peritonitis is a chemical peritonitis which occurs following bowel perforation during fetal life. It is generally looked upon as benign, resulting in no long-term sequelae. We present a case of a newborn infant with meconium peritonitis who developed infarcts in several organs. At autopsy the infarcts proved to be caused by emboli as a result of intravascular dissemination of meconium. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of systemic spread of meconium peritonitis in the literature and suggests that meconium peritonitis may have more serious implications than generally thought.

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