The purpose of this poster isto clarify the role of imaging in pediatric cases complaining ofacute abdomenal pain
Dorland’s dictionary defines acute abdomen as an abdominalcondition of abrupt onset usually associated with abdominalpain. Emergency surgical intervention is usually required.
Abdominal pain in children is a frequent symptom among referrals to emergency departments.
It accounts for 5%–10% of visits to the ED.
It can be caused by a variety of conditions ranging from mild and self-limiting to life-threatening diseases.
An early and accurate diagnosis results in more appropriate management and,...
Findings and procedure details
Role of ultrasound: Sonography has become an extraordinarily useful modality in the evaluation of children.
It is preferable over CT due to: lack of radiation exposure,
noninvasiveness and painlessness.
Inordinate preparation is not required,
and sedation is rarely necessary.
The apparent safety of this nonionizing procedure permits repetitive scanning as necessary during an examination and for follow-up studies.
Scanning can be accomplished in multiple planes and with the patient in...
Besides detailed history and physical examination,
US in children plays an essential role in investigating a child presenting with acute abdomen.
Dr Nehal Mohamed Saloum. Clinical Fellow,
Diagnostic Imaging. Hamad Medical Corporation,
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