Eur J Pediatr Surg 2011; 21(5): 343-345
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1279743
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Fetal Extraperitoneal Rectal Perforation in a Preterm Baby

A. A. Ibrahim1 , A. S. Elkadhi1 , N. Nimeri2
  • 1Hamad Medical Corporation, Pediatric Surgery Department, Doha, Qatar
  • 2Hamad Medical Corporation, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Doha, Qatar
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Publication Date:
15 June 2011 (online)


Fetal extraperitoneal rectal perforation (FERP) is a rare condition, with only 16 cases reported in the literature [1] [2] [3]. Classically, it presents with buttock swelling which results from meconium extravasations to the buttocks [1]. We reported a case of FERP which was confirmed in the immediate postnatal period. Surgical management was initiated early, with an excellent outcome.



Dr. Ashraf Abdelhamid Ibrahim, MSc, MRCSI, MD 

Hamad Medical Corporation

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