Chapter 7. Bowel Obstruction

  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.ch7

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) Bowel Obstruction, in Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300109.ch7

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:

  • bowel obstruction;
  • bile-stained vomiting in neonatal period;
  • plain x-ray - important test and distension of gut with fluid levels;
  • acid–base measurement and neonatal resuscitation;
  • Hirschsprung disease;
  • Hirschsprung disease transition zone - dilated proximal colon and narrow distal bowel;
  • volvulus neonatorum;
  • duodenal obstruction and duodenal atresia with stenosis;
  • neonatal necrotising enterocolitis;
  • frequent infant clinical and radiological reassessment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Antenatal diagnosis

  • Clinical findings

  • Imaging

  • Metabolic complications

  • General treatment

  • Hirschsprung disease

  • Meconium ileus

  • Volvulus neonatorum

  • Duodenal obstruction

  • Small bowel atresia

  • Duplications of the alimentary tract

  • Neonatal necrotising enterocolitis

  • Further reading