Tag abdominal pain

Endometriosis in Adolescence

Endometriosis in Adolescence
“Adult” conditions don’t always adhere to age restrictions. We have previously discussed several conditions more commonly considered in adults that still can affect children (ex, Pulmonary Embolism, Cholelithiasis, Cholecystitis, Nephrolithiasis). Unfortunately, these conditions are more challenging to diagnosis in children…

Wilms’ Tumor

Wilms' Tumor
Despite being able to ignore many odd occurrences in the house, there are several things that will classically attract acute attention from a parent: fever; a child “not eating;” not pooping for a day; lumps and bumps; and rashes. The…

Sigmoid Volvulus

Sigmoid Volvulus in Children
The threat of impending intestinal catastrophes is always lurking in the Pediatric ED. It is contemplated with each patient with abdominal pain or vomiting. While the symptoms may be related to non-emergent etiologies (ex, CRAP, Epiploic Appendagitis), our vigilant minds…

Epiploic Appendagitis

Epiploic Appendicitis in Children
Abdominal pain is a challenging complaint. We have to discern between the critical abdominal conditions (ex, Appendicitis, Volvulus, Pancreatitis) from the less concerning causes (ex, CRAP, Constipation, Gastroenteritis). We also have to consider the causes that are not in the…

Cecal Volvulus in Children

Cecal Volvulus in Children
Abdominal Pain is a common complaint in children and may be due to a wide variety of conditions, both severe and benign (ex, Appendicitis, Strep Throat, Constipation, and Chronic Recurrent Abdominal Pain). It really can test our clinical skills. Is…

Short Gut Syndrome

Short Gut Syndrome
Sometimes it seems like the intestines are connected to every organ system as children present with abdominal complaints related to so many conditions. These can be intra-abdominal issues (ex, CRAP, Appendicitis, Intussusception, Hirschsprung’s) as well as extra-abdominal issues (ex, Strep Pharyngitis, Pneumonia, Testicular Torsion, HSP).  Unquestionably, the…