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Patient and Parent Education

Introduction

It can be scary and overwhelming to learn your child needs surgery. APSA’s list of conditions will help you better understand the problem, what can be done and what to expect when considering pediatric surgery.

It is important to note that this information is intended as resource only and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. Please speak with your child’s doctor and medical team about his or her individual medical needs.

Use APSA’s Find a Pediatric Surgeon to locate a pediatric surgeon in your area.

Conditions

Achalasia

Acute (Early) Appendicitis [see also Ruptured Appendicitis]

Adrenal Tumors

Alagille Syndrome

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Anal Fissure

Annular Pancreas

Anorectal Malformation

Biliary Atresia

Biliary Dyskinesia

Branchial Anomalies

Breast Problems

Bronchogenic Cysts

Burns

Central Venous Catheters

Cecal Volvulus

Choledocal Cysts

Cloaca

Cloacal Exstrophy

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

Crohn’s Disease

Diaphragmatic Eventration

Duodenal Atresia

Duplication Cysts

Empyema

Epididymitis/Orchitis

Esophageal Atresia and Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula

Esophageal Injuries

Fistula-in-Ano

Gallbladder Diseases

Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies and Bezoars

Gastroschisis

GERD

Gynecomastia

Hepatoblastoma

Hirschsprung Disease

Hyperthyroidism

Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis

Inguinal Hernia (revised spring 2019)

Intussusception

Labial Adhesions

Malrotation

Meckel’s Diverticulum

Meconium Ileus

Meconium Plug Syndrome

Mesenteric and Omental Cysts

Neck Masses

Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Neuroblastoma

Omphalocele

Ovarian Torsion

Pancreas Divisum

Pancreatic Cysts

Pancreatitis

Parathyroid Problems

Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Pectus Carinatum

Pectus Excavatum

Rectal Prolapse

Ruptured Appendicitis [see also Acute (Early) Appendicitis]

Sacrococcygeal Teratoma

Short Bowel Syndrome

Skin Lesions

Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Testicular Torsion

Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

Thyroid Cancer

Torticollis

Ulcerative Colitis

Umbilical Conditions

Undescended Testicle

Urachal Cysts

Vascular Rings

Wilms Tumor

Last updated: May 7, 2019

Citation

"Patient and Parent Education." PedSurg Resource, 2019. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/PedSurg Resource/1884007/all/Patient_and_Parent_Education.
Patient and Parent Education. PedSurg Resource. 2019. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/PedSurg Resource/1884007/all/Patient_and_Parent_Education. Accessed July 17, 2019.
Patient and Parent Education. (2019). In PedSurg Resource. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/PedSurg Resource/1884007/all/Patient_and_Parent_Education
Patient and Parent Education [Internet]. In: PedSurg Resource. ; 2019. [cited 2019 July 17]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/PedSurg Resource/1884007/all/Patient_and_Parent_Education.
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