ACUTE SURGICAL ABDOMEN IN NEONATAL AGE GROUP
GENERAL PEDIATRICS, ADOLESCENT MEDICINE AND NEONATOLOGY CONGRESS
December 12-13 ,2018 | Abu Dhabi ,UAE
Diary Abdulrahman Mohammad
Latifa Hospital, UAE
Posters & Accepted Abstracts : Curr Pediatr Res
Acute abdominal emergencies in neonatal are different from those in adults and need to be treated with a greater degree of urgency than the equivalent conditions in adult. There are numerous disorders that can present as abdominal emergencies, ranging from a self limiting conditions, such as mesenteric lymphadenitis, to life – threatening conditions such as perforated appendicitis and midgut volvulus. The causes are age and sex related and can broadly be divided in to those that occur in neonatal period, the infant and toddler, and older children. It must be always kept in mind that, inevitably, there is some overlap and common entities can present atypically. In conclusion, neonates presenting with acute surgical emergencies should undergo a thorough yet expeditious evaluation to help establish a diagnosis and initiate the therapeutic interventions necessary to help ensure positive outcome for these patients.