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Gastrointestinal problems 

Gastrointestinal problems
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Gastrointestinal problems
Author(s):

Grenville Fox

, Nicholas Hoque

, and Timothy Watts

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198703952.003.0010
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date: 03 April 2020

This chapter describes the presentation, investigation, and management of congenital and acquired gastrointestinal problems. It begins with a symptom-based approach giving differential diagnoses for vomiting, haematemesis, bloody stools, and diarrhoea. All common congenital problems are covered including oesophageal atresia, tracheo-oesophageal fistula, intestinal atresia, exomphalos, gastroschisis, malrotation, volvulus, meconium ileus, Hirschsprung’s disease, and anorectal anomalies. There are several pages devoted to necrotizing enterocolitis. Throughout there is a description of the surgical management of relevant conditions.

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