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What becomes disease when complications arise such as FTT, bleeding or dysphagia develops?
GER - Dysfunction of lower esophageal sphinctor – delays in gastric emptying, poor clearance of espophageal acid, susceptability of esophageal mucosa to acid injury
How is GER diagnosed?
- Barium swallow
- 24 hour pH probe study
What is the incidence of Cleft lip and palate?
Who has a greater rate of lip? Palate?
Native Americans and Asians
When does the defect usually occur?
How are the clinical problems of cleft lip and palate manifested?
- Speech (#1 consideration)
- Body Image/Bonding
How is Cleft lip and palate medically managed?
- Lip closure w/in 3 months
- Palate closure 12-18 months
- Repeated surgeries for growth problems
What are the symptoms of Tracheosophageal Atresia and Fistulas?
Drooling, blowing bubbles and 'the 3 C's'
What is the therapeutic managment of TEF or EA?
- Gastrostomy (1st)
- Resection surgically
What is the most common reason for abdominal surgery in childhood?
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