meconium plug

meconium plug

a plug of thick, inspissated meconium that may cause intestinal obstruction.

me·co·ni·um plug

(mě-kō'nē-ŭm plŭg)
A plug of thick, inspissated meconium that may cause intestinal obstruction.
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Intestinal obstructions are usually associated with such disorders as Hirschsprung's disease, anorectal malformations, meconium plug syndrome, and small left colon syndrome (Loening-Baucke & Kimura, 1999).
In addition, contrast enema can also be ordered and will show the outline of the meconium plug.
The underlying etiology is bowel obstruction due to atresia of the bowel, mal rotation with volvulus, intussusception, congenital bands or meconium plug syndrome as seen in cystic fibrosis.
Inspissated meconium plugs in distal bowel were washed out with warm saline.