An unusual case of neonatal peritoneal calcifications associated with hydrometrocolpos

Mary X. Hu, Sosamma Methratta

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Neonatal peritoneal calcifications usually suggest a diagnosis of meconium peritonitis, but in this case, a premature baby girl, peritoneal calcifications were caused by hydrometrocolpos secondary to imperforate hymen, a rare association. The patient presented with respiratory distress and ascites and demonstrated abdominal calcifications on plain film. Other radiographic work-up revealed hydrometrocolpos without evidence of gastrointestinal tract obstruction The patient was diagnosed and treated for imperforate hymen; she was recovered fully.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)742-744
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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