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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 220-221
Epigastric pain and fever in a child

Department of Pediatric Surgery, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, India

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Date of Web Publication4-May-2011

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Ahmed I, Singh S, Chandra N, Kureel SN. Epigastric pain and fever in a child. Saudi J Gastroenterol 2011;17:220-1

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Ahmed I, Singh S, Chandra N, Kureel SN. Epigastric pain and fever in a child. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Dec 10];17:220-1. Available from:

An eight-year-old boy was admitted for evaluation of upper abdominal pain and fever. One year before the admission, he had an episode of subacute intestinal obstruction, which was managed conservatively. During current admission; on physical examination, we noticed a vague upper abdominal nontender distention but no definite palpable abdominal lump. Hemogram was within normal limit except leucocytosis. Serum amylase was markedly raised, and serum lipase was marginally increased. X-ray abdomen erect was suggestive of ground glass appearance with scanty amount of air in abdomen and without any pathological air-fluid level. Ultrasound abdomen showed fluid collection in between the stomach and pancreas. Computer tomography with the administration of oral contrast medium revealed a cavity in hepatogastric fossa with an air-fluid level. The gastrointestinal contrast material had not entered the cavity [Figure 1].
Figure 1: Axial view of computed tomography scan abdomen showing an air-fluid level containing cavity in between liver and stomach

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Intezar Ahmed
Department of Pediatric Surgery, CSM Medical University, Lucknow-226 003
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.80390

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