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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Hirschsprung's disease, cystic fibrosis, meconium plug syndrome, necrotizing enterocolitis and vascular insufficiency (cardiac or respiratory disease) are documented risk factors for appendicitis.
In addition, contrast enema can also be ordered and will show the outline of the meconium plug. In some newborns, other means may be used to encourage passage of the meconium plug, i.e.
The clinical course was similar in both cases; the infants were referred to intensive care units soon after birth with suspected meconium plug syndrome.
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.