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In the early 1990s, I was an 11-year-old with appendicitis. After a visit to our pediatrician, I was referred to the Emergency Department of my home city’s children’s hospital, where I met a pediatric surgeon. He examined my abdomen, ordered › Continue Reading

Doctors can have a hard time evaluating the pelvis. This is because its internal structures are deep and difficult to fully examine. When children have pain or other symptoms in the pelvis, doctors will often ask radiologists to help them figure out what is causing › Continue Reading

An abdominal (belly) ultrasound is the preferred initial method to determine if your child has appendicitis. An ultrasound technologist will perform the test by using a small camera called a transducer that uses sound waves to visualize the internal organs. › Continue Reading