Flashcards in Scenario 10 - epigastric pain Deck (8)
Recall 5 possible differentials for epigastric pain
Stomach: peptic ulcers, GORD, gastritis, malignancy
Pancreas: acute pancreatitis
Where is gastritis pain typically felt?
Epigastric and retrosternally
What is faecal elastase a measure of and how is it measured?
It reflects pancreatic exocrine function
It is measured in a stool sample
Give 2 examples of conditions in which faecal elastase is raised
1. Chronic pancreatitis
2. Cystic fibrosis
What is a common differential to consider if a child has abdominal pain?
Recall 3 medical causes of generalised abdominal pain
Recall 4 surgical causes of generalised abdominal pain