Olive oil enema in a pre-term infant with milk curd syndrome

Toshihiko Watanabe, Masataka Takahashi, Shoichiro Amari, Michinobu Ohno, Kaori Sato, Hideaki Tanaka, Mikiko Miyasaka, Yasushi Fuchimoto, Yushi Ito, Yutaka Kanamori

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Milk curd syndrome was first reported in the 1960s, but was gradually forgotten because of its low incidence thereafter. This condition in pre-term infants has been reported over the last decade and has again attracted neonatologists' attention. The present report describes a pre-term infant with milk curd syndrome. Abdominal distension was evident 14 days after the start of feeding with fortified expressed milk. Abdominal X-ray showed multiple intraluminal masses surrounded by a halo of air, and ultrasound indicated hyperechoic masses. Along with that history and the appearance of fecal impaction, the diagnosis of milk curd syndrome was confirmed. This baby was treated with olive oil enemas and successive colonic lavage for 3 days, and the symptoms were relieved. Olive oil enema, which softens hard stools and induces smooth movement of these stools, may be an effective and safe first-line treatment in pre-term infants with milk curd syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatrics International
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug
Externally publishedYes

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Enema
Milk
Fecal Impaction
Therapeutic Irrigation
History
Air
X-Rays
Olive Oil
Incidence

Keywords

  • inspissated milk
  • milk curd obstruction
  • milk curd syndrome
  • olive oil
  • premature infant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Watanabe, T., Takahashi, M., Amari, S., Ohno, M., Sato, K., Tanaka, H., ... Kanamori, Y. (2013). Olive oil enema in a pre-term infant with milk curd syndrome. Pediatrics International, 55(4). https://doi.org/10.1111/ped.12082

Olive oil enema in a pre-term infant with milk curd syndrome. / Watanabe, Toshihiko; Takahashi, Masataka; Amari, Shoichiro; Ohno, Michinobu; Sato, Kaori; Tanaka, Hideaki; Miyasaka, Mikiko; Fuchimoto, Yasushi; Ito, Yushi; Kanamori, Yutaka.

In: Pediatrics International, Vol. 55, No. 4, 08.2013.

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Watanabe, T, Takahashi, M, Amari, S, Ohno, M, Sato, K, Tanaka, H, Miyasaka, M, Fuchimoto, Y, Ito, Y & Kanamori, Y 2013, 'Olive oil enema in a pre-term infant with milk curd syndrome', Pediatrics International, vol. 55, no. 4. https://doi.org/10.1111/ped.12082
Watanabe T, Takahashi M, Amari S, Ohno M, Sato K, Tanaka H et al. Olive oil enema in a pre-term infant with milk curd syndrome. Pediatrics International. 2013 Aug;55(4). https://doi.org/10.1111/ped.12082
Watanabe, Toshihiko ; Takahashi, Masataka ; Amari, Shoichiro ; Ohno, Michinobu ; Sato, Kaori ; Tanaka, Hideaki ; Miyasaka, Mikiko ; Fuchimoto, Yasushi ; Ito, Yushi ; Kanamori, Yutaka. / Olive oil enema in a pre-term infant with milk curd syndrome. In: Pediatrics International. 2013 ; Vol. 55, No. 4.
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