A clinico-etiological study of intestinal obstruction with respect to age and gender in pediatric patients

Salve, R Thakare
2016 MedPulse-International Medical Journal   unpublished
Gastrointestinal obstruction in the pediatric age group may be due to a variety of congenital and acquired conditions. Aims and Objectives: Gender in Pediatric patients. tertiary health care center with intestinal obstruction during the Year June 2014 to June 2015 diagnosed as intestinal obstruction were excluded from the study. Results: 31.87% of cases. Hirschsprung's disease is the next common are the next commonest cause accounting for about 13.4%of cases. Low anorectal malformation.
more » ... ed inguinal hernia, are next commonest accounting for about 11.59% of all cases. Intestinal atres Midgutmalrotation, congenital diaphragmatic hernia is the next commonest cause accounting for about 4.34% of cases each.In the present study-Adhesions and bands as the cause of intestinal obstruction were seen more commonly group of 1 to 6 years. Anorectal malformations (both high and low types) were more common in age group of 0 to 1 months congenital diaphragmatic hernia, malrotations was commonly seen after the age of 1 year. However lleo intussusception was common in age group of 1 month to 1 year and lleocolic intussusceptions was common in age group of 1 to 6 years. Obstructed inguinal hernias were also common in age group of 1 to 6 years. cause for small bowel obstruction was intuss atresia, midgutmalrotation congenital diaphragmatic hernia were the other causes. Most common cause for large bowel obstruction was hirschsprung's disease followed by anorectal malfo causes responsible for obstruction due to postoperative adhesions.