Pediatric Abdominal Pain

  • Sadiqa A. I. Kendi


Abdominal emergencies differ by age in the pediatric population. This chapter is a wonderful way to frame the likelihood of a diagnosis in an easy-to-read table format packed with “Quick Hits.” The pearls at the end of the chapter are a nice way to avoid some common pitfalls in the pediatric abdominal pain patient.


Right lower quadrant pain Appendicitis Bilious vomiting Malrotation with volvulus Abdominal X-ray Upper GI series Intussusception Bloody stool Right upper quadrant pain Cholelithiasis Ultrasound Cholecystitis Epigastric pain Pancreatitis Meckel’s Diverticulum Vaginal discharge Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Lower quadrant pain Ovarian torsion Bimanual exam Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome Detorsion Pyloric stenosis Constipation Renal stones Hydronephrosis Ectopic pregnancy Diabetic ketoacidosis Non-accidental trauma Increased intracranial pressure Hirschprung’s disease Urinary tract infection Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric Emergency MedicineChildren’s National Health SystemWashington, DCUSA

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