Chapter 20. Abdominal Pain: Appendicitis?

  1. John M. Hutson AO, BS, MD (Monash), MD, DSc (Melb), FRACS, FAAP (Hon) Chair of Paediatric Surgery General Surgeon and Urologist Professor of Paediatric Surgery1,2,
  2. Michael O'Brien MB, BCh, BAO, PhD, FRCSI (Paed), FRACS (Paed) Paediatric Urologist3,
  3. Alan A. Woodward MBBS, FRCS, FRACS General Surgeon and Urologist3 and
  4. Spencer W. Beasley MBChB (Otago), MS (Melb), FRACS Professor of Paediatric Surgery4

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300109.ch20

Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition

Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Hutson, J. M., O'Brien, M., Woodward, A. A. and Beasley, S. W. (eds) (2009) Abdominal Pain: Appendicitis?, in Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300109.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Australia

  2. 2

    Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Department of Paediatric Urology, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  4. 4

    Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162678

Online ISBN: 9781444300109

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Keywords:

  • abdominal pain in childhood;
  • children and abdominal pain interpretation;
  • abdominal tenderness;
  • appendiceal abscess;
  • acute appendicitis in children;
  • repeated observation and re-examination for peritoneal irritation signs;
  • peritonitis in young child;
  • primary peritonitis and high fever onset;
  • paediatric gynaecologic emergencies;
  • Meckel's diverticulum

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The interpretation of abdominal pain in children

  • Assessment of physical findings

  • Acute appendicitis

  • Abdominal pain of uncertain origin

  • Abdominal emergencies in mentally handicapped children

  • Intestinal obstruction

  • Meckel's diverticulum

  • Primary peritonitis

  • Paediatric gynaecologic emergencies

  • Further reading