Gastrointestinal, hepatic and biliary system

Custodian: Dr. Jessica Monteiro
Reviewer:

ROYAL COLLEGE OBJECTIVES: GASTROINTESTINAL, HEPATIC AND BILIARY SYSTEM
  1. Symptoms and signs
    • Abdominal pain, acute and chronic
    • Constipation and encopresis
    • Diarrhea
    • Dysphagia and feeding difficulties
    • Hepatomegaly
    • Intestinal bleeding
    • Intestinal obstruction
    • Jaundice
    • Vomiting and regurgitation
  2. Conditions
    • Abdominal masses
    • Congenital malformations of the gastrointestinal tract and abdominal cavity, including complications of surgical repair
    • Disorders of gastrointestinal motility
    • Functional disorders
    • Esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux and peptic ulcer disease
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Malabsorption syndromes, including celiac disease
    • Pyloric stenosis
    • Short gut syndrome and intestinal failure
    • Congenital and acquired disorders of the liver and biliary tract
    • Liver transplantation, including long term health sequelae
    • Congenital and acquired pancreatic disorder
USEFUL WEBSITES
  1. North American Society For Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition: https://naspghan.org/professional-resources/clinical-guidelines/. Includes useful clinical practice guidelines
  2. Canadian Pediatric Society: https://www.cps.ca/en/documents/authors-auteurs/nutrition-and-gastroenterology-committee. Position statements and practices points from the nutrition and gastroenterology committee.
PRACTICE QUESTIONS
  1. Cards: On-line cases that aid in development of clinical reasoning
LECTURES AND REVIEW ARTICLES



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Last updated 22 October 2021.