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Appendicitis in Children

by Brian Alverson, MD
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    The lecture Appendicitis in Children by Brian Alverson, MD is from the course Pediatric Gastroenterology. It contains the following chapters:

    • Appendicitis: Pathology
    • Appendicitis: Signs & Symptoms
    • Appendicitis: Clinical Presentation
    • Appendicitis: Diagnosis & Management

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    1. Ultrasound
    2. CT of the abdomen
    3. MRI of the abdomen
    4. Upper GI with small bowel follow through
    5. Tagged RBC scan
    1. Fecalith
    2. Gallstone
    3. Worm
    4. Tumor
    5. Twisting on itself
    1. Murphy's sign
    2. McBurney's point tenderness
    3. Rovsing's sign
    4. Rebound tenderness
    5. Psoas sign
    1. Necrosis and rupture of the appendix will occur without immediate surgery
    2. Appendicitis will resolve on its own
    3. Antibiotics are a good alternative to surgery
    4. Surgery may be deferred until the acute episode resolves
    5. He can be discharged after a bolus dose of morphine and promethazine

    Author of lecture Appendicitis in Children

     Brian Alverson, MD

    Brian Alverson, MD


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