Diagnosis Of Appendicitis Or Folded Intestine In Children Aged 6 Years?
Hello, my 6 year old brother is being hospitalized and diagnosed with appendicitis. X-ray results are two possibilities, affected by appendicitis or folded intestine. The doctor at the hospital suggested surgery, major surgery. How for children aged 6 years, is it safe? I am afraid of my sister, why what if I have surgery, especially since she is only 6 years old. Can it still be treated without surgery? Or do you have to do surgery? Mhn d jwb, thank you.
Hello, Ms. Dewantypuspangr Thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com.
Basically appendicitis or folded intestine is an emergency condition and requires proper and prompt treatment. Because if left unchecked, bowel movements will be disrupted, and the disease will become more serious. Complications become very high risk factors for their occurrence, some of the complications that may occur due to intestinal disorders due to intestinal collapse (intussusception) include:
death of intestinal tissue due to blood circulation to the intestine becomes obstructed tearing of the intestinal wall tissue because the intestinal tissue has died (intestinal perforation) the occurrence of a thorough infection in the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritonitis) sepsis shock and death While the complications of appendicitis are:
abscesses or the formation of pus-filled pockets, this occurs because the body is trying to overcome infection in the appendix, the effort that needs to be done to treat / treat patients is by suctioning pus from the abscess or by using antibiotics given intravenously / infusion. peritonitis, almost the same as in the folded intestine, peritonitis due to appendicitis can also occur. This can occur when the inner lining of the stomach is infected due to rupture of the infected appendix, so the infection spreads throughout the abdominal cavity. If this is handled late, then the risk of death will also threaten. We really understand the conditions that occur in your sister, and how doctors actually have chosen the right therapy and have a high chance of saving your sister's life, it's just that certain diagnoses of intestinal disease do sometimes have complication itself so that investigations will sometimes have two possible unconfirmed diagnoses. The exact diagnosis will be made when opening the abdomen with major surgery, and at the same time later you will be given the right treatment to overcome the problems in your little brother's intestines.
Everything is indeed risky, but the choice of therapy must have been taken into account by the treating doctor. So you and your family should try to be optimistic and pray that the operation can run smoothly and recovery is not complicated by complications that might occur. You can consult again about any possibilities if your sister is not operated on and what are the possibilities if your sister is operated on. Because doctors who handle it better understand and understand the situation of your sister directly because she was the one who examined your sister directly.
Thus we can convey to you, hopefully our explanation is useful for you. thanks.