Vomiting in Children
Green vomit is a surgical emergency - Dr. Tim Horeczko
image by: Zynergia - Edlene Joyce Piramide
In the young child, vomiting is the great imitator: gastrointestinal, neurologic, metabolic, respiratory, renal, infectious, endocrine, toxin-related, even behavioral. To help us organize, below is a review of can’t-miss diagnoses by age.
The Neonate: Malrotation with Volvulus
In children with malrotation, 50% present within the first month of life, with the majority occurring in the first week after birth. Approximately 90% of children with malrotation with volvulus will present by one year of age. This is a pre-verbal child’s disease – which makes it even more of a challenge to recognize quickly.
The sequence of events usually is fussiness,…