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Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome complicated by perforation

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Author(s): Jain Vishal | Garge Saurabh | Singh Sangram | Lahoti Brijesh

Journal: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery
ISSN 0189-6725

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 70;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Hypoperistalsis | megacystis | microcolon | perforation

ABSTRACT
Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) is a quite rare congenital and fatal disease. The disease is three to four times more prevalent in females than males. Most of the cases die within the early months of their lives. We present the case of a newborn male with antenatal ultrasound suggesting the diagnosis of MMIHS. The case was admitted for perforation complicated with prematurity after birth. This case is th e only one where MMIHS presented as perforation.

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