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Ultrasound in pediatric intestinal obstruction: Assessing its full potential

Paediatric surgery.Ukraine.2019.4(65):19-24; DOI 10.15574/PS.2019.65.19

R.A. Khan, R. Ara, Sh. Wahab, I. Ahmad
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

For citation: Khan RA, Ara R, Wahab Sh, Ahmad I. (2019). Ultrasound in pediatric intestinal obstruction: Assessing its full potential. Paediatric Surgery.Ukraine. 4(65): 19-24. doi 10.15574/PS.2019.65.19
Article received: Sep 16, 2019. Accepted for publication: Nov 16, 2019.

Diagnosis of intestinal obstruction in children, one of the commonest surgical emergencies, may still test the acumen of the attending clinician. Any delay in diagnosis may lead to complications which carry high morbidity or may even be fatal. Besides clinical judgment, radiography plays an important role in the diagnosis. Ultrasonography, although not the investigation of choice but it does give an initial suggestion of the diagnosis in the child without any harmful effects of radiation.
The authors declare they have no conflict of interest
Key words: Intestinal Obstruction, Children, Ultrasonography.

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