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Failure of medical treatment in an adult cystic fibrosis patient with meconium ileus equivalent.
Tech Coloproctol. 2005 Apr; 9(1):42-4.TC

Abstract

Meconium ileus equivalent is one of the lesser-known manifestations of cystic fibrosis. It manifests as distant small bowel obstruction caused by meconium-like stool plugs and occurs mostly in adult patients. With the improved overall survival of patients with cystic fibrosis, general surgeons may encounter this condition more often in the future. We treated a 19-year-old woman with cystic fibrosis who presented with complete distal small bowel obstruction. Medical therapy with Gastrografin and N-acetylcysteine failed to resolve the obstruction. At surgery, a meconium-like plug in the distal ileum was manually pushed into the colon with subsequent relief of symptoms. Meconium ileus equivalent should be considered and treated in cystic fibrosis patients presenting with small bowel obstruction.

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Department of Surgery, Hadassah University Hospital Mount Scopus, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, 24035, Jerusalem Il-91240, Israel.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15868498

Citation

Khaitov, S, et al. "Failure of Medical Treatment in an Adult Cystic Fibrosis Patient With Meconium Ileus Equivalent." Techniques in Coloproctology, vol. 9, no. 1, 2005, pp. 42-4.
Khaitov S, Nissan A, Beglaibter N, et al. Failure of medical treatment in an adult cystic fibrosis patient with meconium ileus equivalent. Tech Coloproctol. 2005;9(1):42-4.
Khaitov, S., Nissan, A., Beglaibter, N., & Freund, H. R. (2005). Failure of medical treatment in an adult cystic fibrosis patient with meconium ileus equivalent. Techniques in Coloproctology, 9(1), 42-4.
Khaitov S, et al. Failure of Medical Treatment in an Adult Cystic Fibrosis Patient With Meconium Ileus Equivalent. Tech Coloproctol. 2005;9(1):42-4. PubMed PMID: 15868498.
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