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What is Meconium plug syndrome?

What is Meconium plug syndrome?

  • Meconium plug syndrome: A condition that can occur in newborns where a mass of thickened meconium obstructs the large intestines. The condition may occur as a result of other disorders such as cystic fibrosis, colon atresia, narrowed colon, impaired intestinal motility (Hirschsprung disease) or for no apparent reason. Often, bowel function returns to normal once the meconium plug is passed from the body.

Meconium plug syndrome: Introduction

Types of Meconium plug syndrome:

Broader types of Meconium plug syndrome:

What causes Meconium plug syndrome?

Causes of Meconium plug syndrome: see causes of Meconium plug syndrome

What are the symptoms of Meconium plug syndrome?

Symptoms of Meconium plug syndrome: see symptoms of Meconium plug syndrome

Meconium plug syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Meconium plug syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Meconium plug syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Meconium plug syndrome: Neonatologist, Pediatrician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Meconium plug syndrome.
Treatments for Meconium plug syndrome: see treatments for Meconium plug syndrome
Research for Meconium plug syndrome: see research for Meconium plug syndrome

Name and Aliases of Meconium plug syndrome

Main name of condition: Meconium plug syndrome

Other names or spellings for Meconium plug syndrome:

ileal meconium plug, meconium ileus, meconium peritonitis


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