An Approach to Imaging the Acute Abdomen in the Pediatric Population

  • Alan Daneman
  • Simon G. Robben


The acute abdomen is a common and often challenging emergency in the pediatric population. This chapter provides an approach to the imaging evaluation of children, highlighting briefly the more common causes of abdominal pain that may require surgery.


Down Syndrome Acute Appendicitis Acute Abdomen Necrotizing Enterocolitis Acute Abdominal Pain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Daneman
    • 1
  • Simon G. Robben
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyMaastricht University Medical CentreMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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