The effect of meconium thickness level on neonatal outcome.

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Summary of "The effect of meconium thickness level on neonatal outcome."

Despite its prevalence and potential maternal and neonatal implications, the literature on the thickness levels of meconium stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) and its impact on neonatal outcomes is relatively outdated and relies on relatively small sample sizes.


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Name: Early human development
ISSN: 1872-6232
Pages: 104953


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Intestinal obstruction caused by congealed MECONIUM in the distal ILEUM and CECUM. It presents shortly after birth as a failure to pass meconium and frequently occurs in infants with CYSTIC FIBROSIS.

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