Meconium Ileus Complicated

  • Etiology: in utero perforation of small bowel caused by ischemia (50%) / infection (25%) / cystic fibrosis (25%) resulting in chemical peritonitis
  • Imaging: calcified pseudocysts, liver / spleen capsule calcification, complicated ascites

Cases of Meconium Ileus Complicated

AXR of complicated meconium ileus
AXR shows an obstructive bowel gas pattern and a thin network of calcifications extending throughout the lower abdomen.