Paediatric Bowel Obstruction

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Presentations

-  Vomiting

-  Bilious: inferior to ampulla of vater

-  Non-bilious: superior to ampulla (pyloric stenosisi)

-  Colicky abdominal pain

-  Constant pain: ischaemia

-  Borborygmus

-  Silent: ileus

-  Distension

 

Common Causes

-  Intussusception

-  Volvulus Neonatorum

-  Meckels Diverticulum

-  Hirschsprungs Disease

-  Meconium Ileus: Cystic Fibrosis

-  Imperforate Anus

-  Malrotation of gut