Appendicitis in Children
Childhood Diseases / / March 25, 2016
Acute appendicitis in children
And suddenly it's appendicitis?Often the question anxiously ask your doctor parents kids screaming in pain in the tummy.Inflammation of the appendix cecum - appendix - occurs in children is much harder than in adults, and its diagnosis is much more complicated.
still mistakenly believed that acute appendicitis in children up to three years is very rare.In fact, it is in this age of 5% of children, if you count all undergoing the disease up to 14 years.It should be noted that children infants, especially in the first 6 months of life, acute appendicitis occurs really the least likely.This is due to the anatomical structure of the appendix and the nature of power in this age.
symptoms of appendicitis in children
Young children appendicitis begins with sleep disorders, anxiety and moods.Child in bed often takes a position on the right side with legs pressed against his stomach.Soon after the onset of pain nausea, vomiting, diarrhea can be.The temperature usually rises.If there is all of the above symptoms - call your doctor immediately.However, even for an expert to detect signs of appendicitis in children is extremely difficult: the kids are very restless during the inspection.If with the help of parents is still possible, but the final diagnosis is not, you may be offered along with the baby to go to the hospital.
To exclude motor stimulation and psycho-emotional reactions, many pediatric surgeons in the hospital resorted to inspection during sleep -with this tenderness and true stress persists and captured more clearly.If physiological sleep in a child does not come for a long time, and every minute counts, kid safe sedative administered through the rectum.After 15-20 minutes of sleep comes, during which it is possible to obtain reliable data.
studies after a special enema is almost half of the children allow immediately exclude the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.Many kids with further examination revealed otitis media, pneumonia, enterocolitis, urological pathology, tonsillitis, childhood infections (dysentery, measles, scarlet fever, hepatitis) and etc.
I would like to draw the attention of parents one more thing to that: very often severe abdominal pain causes long delay chair.You certainly ask the doctor about it.And if there is a tendency to constipation, make sure your child a cleansing enema, after which every fifth child appears abundant stools, pain disappears, tummy becomes soft and painless.Also, the hospital will make sure your child a blood test - for any inflammation in the body of white blood cell count increases.
Can the doctor be wrong? Previously, there have been cases of erroneous transactions - sometimes removed completely healthy appendix.Now, if in doubt use the method of laparoscopy (from the Greek lapar -. Abdomen and Skopje - watch) - of the abdominal cavity by viewing laparoscope introduced into the abdominal cavity through a puncture of the abdominal wall.Research carried out by operating under various types of anesthesia.
If detected inflammation in the appendix (appendix), the operation is done to remove it.This operation is simple and safe, and it can be carried out for all children, from the first days of life.Another advantage of laparoscopic surgery - after her body is almost no trace, and those more scars.Given that these kids a small volume of the abdominal cavity, is used slightly modified technique and the smallest in diameter optical systems and operating trocars.The success of such operations is very high.
postoperative period. In the normal course of the postoperative period, the children are issued on the 7th day after the operation, some even earlier.In foreign practice after surgery by laparoscopy patients are often discharged home in 8 hours.Modern anesthetic agents do not cause adverse reactions.A postoperative pain pi availability is made non-narcotic pain relief drugs.Antibiotics are appointed in rare cases.In fact, after laparoscopic surgery the possibility of complications is greatly reduced.
One of the best ways to prevent appendicitis in children - it is a balanced diet.Excessive consumption of animal food increases the tendency to constipation, leading to the creation of a favorable environment for microorganisms.Therefore, children need fruits and vegetables raw or boiled, dairy products, and plenty of fluids.
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