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General surgery 

General surgery
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General surgery
Author(s):

Stuart Crisp

and Jo Rainbow

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199605538.003.0014
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date: 20 May 2019

Intestinal obstruction 280

Pyloric stenosis and intussusception 282

Acute abdomen 284

Gastrointestinal bleeding 287

Abscess 289

Intestinal obstruction in infants and children can be caused by a number of different conditions that are either congenital or acquired. Many of these can result in bowel ischaemia and must be managed urgently, e.g. malrotation volvulus requires laparotomy within 4 h to restore blood supply to the midgut....

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