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1

Recall 5 possible differentials for epigastric pain

Stomach: peptic ulcers, GORD, gastritis, malignancy
Pancreas: acute pancreatitis

2

Where is gastritis pain typically felt?

Epigastric and retrosternally

3

What is faecal elastase a measure of and how is it measured?

It reflects pancreatic exocrine function
It is measured in a stool sample

4

Give 2 examples of conditions in which faecal elastase is raised

1. Chronic pancreatitis
2. Cystic fibrosis

5

What is a common differential to consider if a child has abdominal pain?

Mesenteric adenitis

6

Recall 3 medical causes of generalised abdominal pain

DKA
Addisson's
Hypercalcaemia

7

Recall 4 surgical causes of generalised abdominal pain

IBD
Mesenteric ischaemia
Peritonitis
Gastroenteritis

8

Recall 4 gynaecological differentials for abdominal pain

Ruptured ovarian cyst
Ovarian twist
Ectopic pregnancy
Endometriosis