Last reviewed: September 2018
Last updated: June  2018

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Constipation
  • Acute appendicitis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Abdominal trauma (blunt or penetrating)
  • Cholelithiasis/cholecystitis
  • Primary dysmenorrhoea
  • Pneumonia
  • Functional abdominal pain

Uncommon

  • Intussusception
  • Meckel's diverticulum
  • Mesenteric adenitis
  • Hirschsprung's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Small bowel obstruction
  • Volvulus
  • Large bowel obstruction
  • Necrotising enterocolitis
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Biliary dyskinesia
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Splenic infarction/cysts
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Testicular torsion
  • Ovarian torsion
  • Ruptured ovarian cyst
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Empyema

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Professor

Department of Pediatric Surgery

McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Houston

TX

Disclosures

KT declares that he has no competing interests.

Resident and Pediatric Surgery Research Fellow

Department of Pediatric Surgery

McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Houston

Tx

Disclosures

KTA declares that she has no competing interests.

Dr KuoJen Tsao and Dr Kathryn Tinsley Anderson would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr Luke R. Putnam, Dr Shinil K. Shah, Dr Nathan D. Allison, and Dr Peter A. Walker, previous contributors to this monograph. LRP, SKS, NDA, and PAW declare that they have no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Baltimore

MD

Disclosures

AOS declares that she has no competing interests.

Professor of Surgery

University of Missouri

Kansas City Children's Mercy Hospital

Kansas City

MO

Disclosures

CLS declares that he has no competing interests.

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore

MD

Disclosures

KAY declares that she has no competing interests.

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon

Department of Paediatric Surgery

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Birmingham

UK

Disclosures

RGB declares that he has no competing interests.

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