Chapter 23. Bleeding from the Alimentary Canal

  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.ch23

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) Bleeding from the Alimentary Canal, in Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300109.ch23

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:

  • alimentary canal bleeding in children;
  • haemorrhage - threatening child's life;
  • reflux oesophagitis;
  • ‘coffee grounds’ in vomitus suggestive of gastritis;
  • Mallory–Weiss syndrome - alarming haematemesis with bright blood;
  • rectal bleeding in children;
  • volvulus neonatorum with ischaemia;
  • submucosal haemorrhages and Henoch–Schönlein purpura

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • ‘Coffee grounds’ vomiting

  • Haematemesis

  • Further reading