in the peritoneal cavity initiates sterile, chemical foreign body peritonitis and causes foreign-body giant-cell reaction, chronic inflammation and, finally, scarring.
is the earliest stool passed by an infant and is composed of materials ingested while the infant was in the uterus.
Long-term outcome after neonatal meconium
The imaging findings in a newborn with an ongoing bowel perforation, resulting in gross meconium
ascites, is presented below.
was not collected from 14 neonates, 3 for whom only milk stool samples were available, 6 for whom meconium
samples were discarded by mistake, and 5 who were not delivered at the recruitment hospital.
But dad Paul Young said: "We are concerned about the length of time it took to call for assistance, if you had been aware of the meconium
and the loss of her heartbeat.
aspiration causes brain damage so we just have to take it day by day to see if there's any effects of brain damage but at the moment the doctors are pleased with his progress.
It's possible to use meconium
analysis to test for excessive maternal alcohol intake by measuring fatty acid ethyl esters, conjugates of alcohol with fatty acids, which stay in the meconium
of the baby.
2003; 88:F98-F100), we found that meconium
was somewhat more sensitive than hair samples of newborns for detecting cocaine and cannabis, and found a significant correlation between hair and meconium
levels of cocaine, cannabis, and opiates.
as a biological marker of prenatal exposure.
Several studies have used meconium
to measure concentrations of fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEEs), one promising biomarker of prenatal alcohol use (Bearer et al.
While still in the womb he had inhaled meconium
, the substance that lines the bowel of an unborn baby.