What are the most common causes of small bowel obstruction in a child?
AAIIMM is a mnemonic that makes it easy to remember the causes:
- • A = A dhesions, usually post-surgical.
- • A = A ppendicitis.
- • I = I ntussusception.
- • I = I ncarcerated inguinal hernia.
- • M = M alrotation with volvulus or bands.
- • M = M iscellaneous, such as Meckel’s diverticulum or intestinal duplication.