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Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2002 Aug;266(4):229-31.

Fetal meconium peritonitis in single and twin pregnancy. Two cases report.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, No. 95, Wen-Chang Road, Shih Lin District, Taipei, Taiwan.


We present two cases of fetal meconium peritonitis in a single and twin pregnancy, respectively. The first case diagnosis was made at 30 weeks and was confirmed after delivery of the twins by cesarean section at 37 weeks. The second case diagnosis was made at 31 week and was confirmed at 37 weeks. Meconium peritonitis is a rare prenatal complication that results from intrauterine perforation of small bowel with spillage of sterile meconium into peritoneal cavity. We now report two cases of meconium peritonitis diagnosed at 30 and 31 weeks gestation.

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