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GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES (PEDIATRICS)

Hirschsprung’s Disease (Anglionic Megacolon)
– An absence of ganglion cells in the distal colon resulting in

  • DECREASED PERISTALSIS
  • ACCUMULATION OF INTESTINAL CONTENTS

– More common in males
– associated with down syndrome
Symptoms in Newborn:
– failure to pass meconium within the first 24-48 hrs.
– refusal to eat, bile stained vomitus, ribbon like stools

Diagnosis:

  • DONE THROUGH A BARIUM ENEMA

Treatment:
– Increase in fluid and fiber intake
Cleft Lip
Cleft Palate
Esophageal Atresia
Tracheoesophageal Fistula
Intussuception
Biliary Atresia

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