Pediatric Surgery - is the branch of medicine concerned with the development of methods of diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, including a variety of injuries and malformations in children in different periods of their life, even before birth, and up to their entry into adulthood. more
What does aPediatric Surgeon?
Pediatric Surgeon - a doctor, whose responsibilities include surgical treatment of disabilities in children. Pediatric surgeon decides on the manner and method conducting the operation, after examination of the patient.
Pediatric surgeon can provide emergency assistance in the treatment of diseases and traumatic complications that threaten the health and lives of children. In such situations, is carried out emergency surgery:
Infringement of hernia;
Elimination of complications from injuries;
Acute appendicitis, adhesions in the intestine, peritonitis;
Remove the foreign object;
When significant bleeding;
The presence of purulent inflammation, and others.
Apart from emergencies, pediatric surgeon conducts and planned treatment of diseases:
malformations of biliary secretion;
formation of liver abnormalities;
anorectal malformations in children;
atresia and esophageal achalasia;
destructive phenomena in the lungs;
bronchiectasis in children;
deformation of the chest;
congenital intestinal obstruction;
congenital tracheal-esophageal fistula;
defects of the anterior abdominal wall;
angioma and hemangioma;
removal of foreign bodies from the esophagus or respiratory system;
complications of acute appendicitis;
burns of cicatricial changes of the esophagus;
dystopia and ectopia testis, and others.
Symptoms under which you should to appeal to Pediatric Surgery
acute abdominal pain;
injuries of different nature;
violation or restriction in movement of handles or legs;
inflammation of the soft tissues;
for boys: the presence of an empty scrotum, or difference in size;
the appearance of neoplasms;
symptoms of inguinal or umbilical hernia;
signs of hydrocele, when one or two halves of the scrotum increase in size;
phimosis and balanoposthitis;
sudden onset of nausea and vomiting;
the presence of chronic constipation in the child, and painful.