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Congenital and Acquired Pathologies of the Pediatric Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Alan Daneman
  • Simon G. F. Robben

Abstract

The diagnosis of congenital and acquired pathologies of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in children is quite challenging, and this is an understatement for many reasons. First, it involves a large number of diseases, many of which are not well known by general radiologists. Second, young children are not capable of verbal communication (although crying is a way of expressing discomfort, the authors do not consider this as an optimal means of communication). From this perspective, pediatric radiology has much in common with veterinary medicine. Third, children may not be as cooperative as one would desire, and the same goes for the parents who are often overanxious and demanding. Finally, pediatricians have the tendency to upgrade the meaning of “emergency”.

Keywords

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Esophageal Atresia Duplication Cyst Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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