Flashcards in Abdominal Pain and Vomiting Deck (8):
What are some surgical causes of vomiting?
Malrotation and volvulus
What is the major difference between malrotation and volvulus and pyloric stenosis?
M&R is bilious vomit
PS is projectile
What is the typical presentation of PS?
Male, 3-6 weeks with projectile vomiting whose hungry
What is the metabolic derangement in PS?
Why do you get paradoxical aciduria? What are the implications?
The body is trying to retain Na at the cost of H+ and K
- makes hypokalaemia and alkalosis worse
What is the classic examination finding for PS?
Olive mass on abdo exam - represents the thickened pylorus
What is the presentation of intussusception?
Vomiting and colicky abdo pain