Topics in emergency pediatric surgery in the infant and school-age population

Blair A. Wormer, Erin Rowell*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article will describe the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of emergency department presentations of common pediatric surgical illnesses seen in early childhood. The 3 conditions chosen are acute abdominal pain from intussusception, gastrointestinal bleed from Meckel's diverticulum, and nonbloody emesis from hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. Each of these disease processes is associated with a common presentation of age, signs, and symptoms. Detailed discussions follow each case presentation to summarize the diagnosis and treatment pathway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-242
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014


  • Abdominal pain
  • Intussusception
  • Meckel's diverticulum
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Vomiting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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