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A Score Based on Plain Abdominal Radiographs for Separating Meconium Plug Syndrome, Meconium Ileus and Hirschsprung's Disease in the Neonate

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A score based on findings seen on plain radiographs of the abdomen can be used to evaluate a neonate having difficulty in evacuating meconium. This can be used to determine if the neonate has meconium plus syndrome, meconium ileus or neonatal Hirschsprung's disease. The authors are from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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