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ABC of Pediatric Surgical Imaging by S. Cox, A. Maydell (auth.), Savvas Andronikou, Angus

By S. Cox, A. Maydell (auth.), Savvas Andronikou, Angus Alexander, Tracy Kilborn, Alastair J. W. Millar, Alan Daneman (eds.)

This guide is meant for medical professionals operating during this ? eld. It belongs to the pocket of a pupil, residence of? cer, resident, clinical of? cer or generalist advisor, who will ? rst see the sufferer. The clinician must suspect no less than one affliction approach as a place to begin, as the booklet is ordered alphabetically in keeping with diagnoses. From this element there are either surgical and imaging differential diagnoses indexed. those can be checked out in the e-book. For the clinician there's a committed web page to aid with scientific indicators and indicators, substitute diagnoses and urgency of the radiological research, in keeping with vital details that's wanted from imaging. in regards to imaging, there's a record of basic, follow-on and replacement investi- tions applicable for the suspected prognosis. There are lists of imaging positive factors with s- porting photographs, information and radiological differential diagnoses. The alphabetic association makes for a leap to the subsequent suspected analysis comfortably to ? nd whatever better for the present patient’s needs.

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Type I involves obliteration of the common bile duct only (good prognosis but rare). Type II is atresia of the common hepatic duct. Type III (>90% of patients) involves atresia of the extra-hepatic ducts to the level of porta hepatis. Following Kasai portoenterostomy, 70% may clear jaundice, but complications include cholangitis (50%), portal hypertension (>60%) and progressive cirrhosis that requires transplantation. ¼ ¼ ¼ ¼ ¼ ¼ ¼ Alagille syndrome Caroli disease Cholestasis Cystic fibrosis Neonatal hepatitis Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency Infections (toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus infection, herpes simplex virus infection, syphilis) ¼ Choledochal cyst Warnings ¼ Jaundice that is progressive or persisting beyond the first 2 weeks of life should always be investigated for an obstructive component.

Suspected on ultrasound when there is a large kidney unilateral, an appearance of two kidneys adjacent to each other, or when there is a prominent ridge between the upper and lower portions. Not all duplex kidneys have ureterocoeles, show obstruction or reflux. ¼ Upper moiety associated with ureterocoele in 75% and may be obstructed (hydronephrosis and distal ureter seen). ¼ Ureterocoele is anechoic, thin-walled cyst in bladder (possible connection with uereter and ureteric jet) – Should prompt investigation for duplex kidney.

Is hydrops present on ante-natal scan? Clinical Differential Diagnosis ¼ Bronchogenic cyst ¼ Pulmonary Sequestration Warnings ¼ Emergency thoracotomy and lobectomy may be life saving in the newborn that presents with respiratory distress. ¼ Malignancy has been reported (>200 cases). Controversies ¼ Lobectomy may be indicated in all of these lesions because of the risk of malignancy. CXR – Large, air-filled cystic lesion in the left lower zone (arrow) with obscuration of the left hemidiaphragm. Mediastinal shift to the right with appearance of compressed lung at the superior border.

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