ACUTE ABDOMEN

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ABDOMINAL ASSESSMENT 
ACUTE ABDOMINAL PAIN 

APPENDICITIS 
GASTROENTERITIS 
SICKLE CELL AND ACUTE ABDOMINAL PAIN 

TESTICULAR TORSION 

 

Mayo Clinic:

Abdominal pain has many potential causes. The most common causes — such as gas pains, indigestion or a pulled muscle — usually aren’t serious. Other conditions may require urgent medical attention.

While the location and pattern of abdominal pain can provide important clues, its time course is particularly useful when determining its cause.

Acute abdominal pain develops and often resolves over a few hours to a few days. Chronic abdominal pain may be intermittent (episodic), meaning it may come and go. This type of pain may be present for weeks to months, or even years. Some chronic conditions cause progressive pain, which steadily gets worse over time.

 

ABDOMINAL ASSESSMENT

Abdominal Examination

 

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Pediatric Exams:  Abdominal Exam

Focused Gastrointestinal Assessment

Pediatric GI, GU Assessment

 

Bowel Sounds Video:

Abdominal Exam:

 

Four abdominal quadrants and nine regions.
Four abdominal quadrants and nine regions.

ACUTE ABDOMINAL PAIN

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain, Short-Term Flow Chart

The Acute Abdomen

 

Acute Abdominal Pain:

 

Acute Abdominal Pain in Children:

 

Abdominal regions and associated pain.
Abdominal regions and associated pain.

 

Selected differential diagnosis of acute abdominal pain in children by age.
Selected differential diagnosis of acute abdominal pain in children by age.

 

Clinical features of selected causes of acute abdominal pain in children.
Clinical features of selected causes of acute abdominal pain in children.

 

Injuries to the Abdomen:

 

Thoracic and Abdominal Trauma:

 

APPENDICITIS

KidsHealth.org:  Appendicitis

HealthyChildren.org:  Appendicitis in Children and Teens

Appendicitis symptoms, examination, nursing assessment:

 

 

McBurney's point.
McBurney’s Point.

Rovsing's sign.
Rovsing’s sign.

GASTROENTERITIS

RCH.org:  Abdominal Pain

 

Acute Pediatrics Gastroenteritis Overview:

 

How dehydrated is my child?
How dehydrated is my child?

Signs and Symptoms in Children Suggesting Different Degrees of Dehydration:

 

Assessment of acute abdominal pain.
Assessment of acute abdominal pain.

SICKLE CELL AND ACUTE ABDOMINAL PAIN

SickleCell.com:  Abdominal Pain and Sickle Cell Disease

CDC.gov:  Complications and Treatments of Sickle Cell Disease

MayoClinic.org:  Sickle Cell Anemia

 

TESTICULAR TORSION

HealthyChildren.org:  Testicle Pain & Testicular Torsion

 

Testicular torsion.
Testicular torsion.
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