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Fetal meconium peritonitis: the “vanishing hydrocele” sign
  1. A Das1,
  2. A Murphy1,
  3. M McMahon1,
  4. S M Gormally1,
  5. M Corbally2
  1. 1Department of Neonatology, Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Ireland
  2. 2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Our Lady’s Hospital For Sick Children, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Gormally, Department of Paediatrics, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland;

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