Intussusception

Intussusception is a ‘telescoping’ of the bowel on itself, commonest in infants between 5 and 10 months of age.  Usually, the classic triad of abdominal pain, vomiting and red-currant-jelly stools is not present, so how do we diagnose this sneaky little condition? In this episode, we explore the clinical presentation, investigation and management of this bowel-threatening condition. ...

September 22nd, 2011 by colinparker 

Abdominal Pain in Children

Belly pain is a very common Paediatric ED presentation, so how do we sort the plain old tummy-ache from the more serious causes?  Common conditions like gastroenteritis and constipation can mimic more significant diagnoses such as appendicitis and intussusception. In this PEMcast we take a quick tour through the causes of abdominal pain in children. To listen, click below or subscribe via iTunes...

January 27th, 2011 by colinparker