Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 510 - 514 2019-05-04

Distribution of causes of acute abdominal pain in children that presented to a state hospital radiology unit according to age, gender and pathology origin

Betül Tiryaki Baştuğ [1]

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Objectives: The term “acute abdomen” refers to any sudden non-traumatic disorder whose chief manifestations are located within the abdominal area. In this condition, urgent operation may be necessary. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution of causes of acute abdominal pain in children according to their age, gender and origin of pathology, who presented to a state hospital radiology unit in Turkey that had undergone standardised abdominal sonography and computed tomography imaging if necessary.

Methods: This study was designed as a retrospective investigation. A sample of 1000 patients (568 males and 432 females) were selected from a pool of 3452 paediatric patients between 2014 and 2016.

Results: Acute abdomen in the paediatric age group occurred more frequently in males than females. The most common age of presentation with acute abdominal pain was between 7 and 15 years. The most common medical cause was mesenteric lymphadenitis (11%). In females, mesenteric lymphadenitis, acute appendicitis and ovarian cyst rupture were the predominant causes, whereas mesenteric lymphadenitis, acute appendicitis and urinary system pathologies were predominant in males.

Conclusions: When evaluating a child with acute abdominal pain, the most important components include taking a thorough patient history and performing repeated physical examinations. Selective use of appropriate laboratory and radiological investigations may be necessary in order to establish a specific diagnosis. 

Paediatric, acute abdomen, distribution of causes
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-7793-7887
Author: Betül Tiryaki Baştuğ (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Radiology, Eskişehir Osmangazi University School of Medicine, Eskişehir, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Bibtex @research article { eurj380401, journal = {The European Research Journal}, issn = {}, eissn = {2149-3189}, address = {The Association of Health Research and Strategy}, year = {2019}, volume = {5}, pages = {510 - 514}, doi = {10.18621/eurj.380401}, title = {Distribution of causes of acute abdominal pain in children that presented to a state hospital radiology unit according to age, gender and pathology origin}, key = {cite}, author = {Tiryaki Baştuğ, Betül} }
APA Tiryaki Baştuğ, B . (2019). Distribution of causes of acute abdominal pain in children that presented to a state hospital radiology unit according to age, gender and pathology origin. The European Research Journal, 5 (3), 510-514. DOI: 10.18621/eurj.380401
MLA Tiryaki Baştuğ, B . "Distribution of causes of acute abdominal pain in children that presented to a state hospital radiology unit according to age, gender and pathology origin". The European Research Journal 5 (2019): 510-514 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/eurj/issue/42399/380401>
Chicago Tiryaki Baştuğ, B . "Distribution of causes of acute abdominal pain in children that presented to a state hospital radiology unit according to age, gender and pathology origin". The European Research Journal 5 (2019): 510-514
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ISNAD Tiryaki Baştuğ, Betül . "Distribution of causes of acute abdominal pain in children that presented to a state hospital radiology unit according to age, gender and pathology origin". The European Research Journal 5 / 3 (May 2019): 510-514. https://doi.org/10.18621/eurj.380401