CASE 7: ANTENATAL SCAN

ANTENATAL SCAN

DIAGNOSIS

Calcified lesion seen in the abdomen no color pick up

  • MECONIUM PERITONEAL CYST

It is a sterile chemical peritonitis that occurs due to spillage of fecal meconium into the peritoneal cavity usually due to a bowel perforation.

Secondary inflammation causes ascites, fibrosis, calcification and subsequently cyst formation

Intra peritoneal meconium usually calcifies within 24 hours.

FURTHER READING

http://sonoworld.com/fetus/page.aspx?id=252

http://www.bhj.org.in/journal/2002_4403_jul/case_491.htm