Arjun Rao is a Staff Specialist Paediatrician at Sydney Children's Hospital.

Abdo pain week 1 – a general approach

Abdominal pain accounts for ~ 5% of all presentations to paediatric emergency departments. Surgery is only required in 1-7% of these and there is no specific diagnosis in up to 15%. This series of posts will look at the best approach to assessing the child with abdo pain, and will cover the common conditions presenting to…