Title

Bile-stained amniotic fluid: a case report.

Publication/Presentation Date

9-6-2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Green-stained amniotic fluid does not always indicate that meconium was passed in utero.

CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 2280-g Hispanic preterm female born at 32 weeks of gestation with congenital jejunal atresia. The amniotic fluid was greenish stained; the initial impression was meconium-stained amniotic fluid. Postnatal findings revealed no meconium in her rectum. The content of her first stool appeared sticky and white.

CONCLUSION: In the absence of meconium in the rectum, the pediatrician should consider the possibility that the greenish amniotic fluid is not meconium stained, but rather stained with bile due to the fetus vomiting in utero secondary to intestinal obstruction.

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

254

Last Page

254

ISSN

1752-1947

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics

PubMedID

28874174

Department(s)

Department of Pediatrics

Document Type

Article

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