Paediatrics is a branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. The upper age limit of such patients ranges from age 12 to 21. Paediatrics differs from adult medicine in many respects. The obvious body size differences are paralleled by maturational changes. Congenital defects, genetic variance and developmental issues are of greater concern to paediatricians than they often are to adult physicians.
Common paeditric diseases that may require paediatric surgery include
- Congeital malformations: lymphangioma, cleft lip and palate, esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, intestinal atresia, necrotizing enterocolitis, meconium plugs, Hirschsprung’s disease, imperforate anus, undescended testes,….
- Abdominal wall defects: omphalocele, gastroschisis, hernias,….
- Chest wall deformities: pectus excavatum
- Childhood tumors.
Dr. Aravind – MBBS., DNB (Paediatrics).
Dr. Subramanian – M.D. (Paediatrics).
Dr. Balamurugan – MBBS., M.D (Paediatrics).
Dr. Sandhya – MBBS., DNB (Paediatrics).