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

Management in the ED

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 PED.  In this post we look at management of children in ED where there is no known cause for their pain.

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…