Most authors agree that histologic meconium staining
poorly correlates with clinical conditions that are potentially complicated by fetal hypoxia, (9,91,96) and histologic meconium is not a feature of fetal distress.
The doctors diagnosed the baby of meconium aspiration syndrome without evidence to support their conclusion, such as meconium staining
of amniotic fluid.
8, respectively), but several were less common: chorionamnionitis, fetal intolerance of labor and meconium staining
Introduction: Meconium staining
of the amniotic fluid is a common occurrence in pregnancy.
provides additional information about the timing of a neurologic injury.
The probability of the fetal complications of spontaneous preterm deliveries, asphyxial events, and meconium staining
of amniotic fluid, placenta, and membranes rose by 1%-2% for each additional [micro]mol/L of maternal serum bile acid when the total level of bile acids exceeded 40 [micro]mol/L.
6% of those using HMPs had grade II-III meconium staining
of liquor (rates of caesarean section = 22% and 38.
0 percent), and meconium staining
or aspiration (7.
There is a much higher incidence of meconium staining
, premature aspiration of meconium (in utero), meconium aspiration syndrome, and more reports of "failure to thrive" babies.
Although the presence of meconium alone is not conclusive, many medical authorities agree that meconium staining
is at least consistent with fetal distress and must be dealt with promptly.
Moreover, such placental lesions, showing histologic evidence of meconium staining
and chorangiosis, were more common with membrane hypoxic lesions occurring without, rather than with, infarctions.
The rates and types of antenatal complications were similar, as were the number of inductions, use of oxytocin, and rates of meconium staining