An X-Ray is a non-invasive medical imaging exam that uses ion radiation to generate images of the body's organs. Child care doctors in Ghaziabad recommend an X-ray to diagnose traumatic injuries and sources of pain and locate a foreign body in children.
Some common types of X-rays are:
Chest X-rays: It helps diagnose and assess pneumonia, tumours, birth abnormalities, airway disease, and trauma to the lungs and looks for foreign bodies.
Abdominal X-rays: It assesses the abdominal region and helps see gallstones, kidney stones, internal blockages, and perforation of the stomach or intestine.
Bone X-rays: These help diagnose fractures and dislocations. Doctors also use bone x-rays to assess infection, injury, abnormal bone growth, and bone cancer and to guide surgeries like spine repair/fusion.
- Allergy Test
An allergy test is the most common test that doctors recommend for kids. Allergies may cause rashes, itching, vomiting, swelling and pain. Identification of the allergen helps save the child from prospective danger and discomfort. An allergy test helps identify allergens and associated symptoms in children. Doctors check for allergies using a combination of fluids like blood, skin and dietary tests.
Pediatric fluoroscopy shows internal organs in motion using continuous or pulsed X-Ray. This medical imaging diagnostic technique helps to monitor how the organs or body system functions in real-time. Doctors also use fluoroscopy to guide treatments like implants or injections and in orthopaedic surgery.
- Vascular Access in Children
Vascular access helps diagnose and treat diseases in children. It can be either venous (through a vein) or arterial (through an artery). Doctors use venous access for medication delivery, critical care for fluid, resuscitation, and anaesthesia. Whereas arterial access is helpful in critically ill patients, where doctors need to monitor their blood pressure and blood gas samples. Doctors insert vascular access devices (VADs) into the veins through peripheral or central vessels for administering medication, fluids, blood sampling, central-venous pressure readings, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and blood transfusions.
A colonoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure to examine the large intestine (colon) and rectum to diagnose irritated tissues, swelling, polyps or cancer. A colonoscope is a thin, flexible tube that the doctors insert into the anus and advance into the rectum and colon. Children get light general anaesthesia before the procedure to put them to sleep.
- Paediatric Bronchoscopy and Airway Reconstruction
Paediatric bronchoscopy involves examining the airways and lungs with the help of a bronchoscope. A bronchoscope is a thin, flexible, bendable tube with a camera that helps view the inside of the respiratory tract. It is a minimally-invasive procedure.
Some common conditions in children that may require bronchoscopy include:
Stridor- a congenital disorder,
Vocal cord paralysis or subglottic stenosis,
Haemoptysis or coughing of blood,
Persistent cough, and
Prolonged respiratory support in premature babies.
TREATMENTS AND PROCEDURES
Intramuscular injections help in injecting the medicines deep into the muscles to let them get absorbed fast in the bloodstream. The procedure takes only 5 minutes.
Sometimes, chronic cough and a few respiratory conditions may require administering the medicines directly into the lungs. This process is known as nebulisation. Nebulisation uses a small machine that converts liquid medicine into a mist. The patient wears a mask and inhales the medicine. This process is effective and prevents respiratory problems from worsening.
The paediatrician decides the quantity and frequency of the medicine.
- Paediatric Genital Reconstructive Surgery
Paediatric Genital Reconstructive Surgery involves the reconstruction of children's urinary and genital anomalies to prevent future complications. It corrects genital deformities. Genital reconstructive surgery is the only solution for treating hypospadias. It is a congenital disorder of sex development in male babies wherein the penis looks and functions abnormally. Schedule an appointment with the best child specialist hospital in Ghaziabad at Manipal Hospitals.
- Surgery for Solid Tumours in Children
Solid tumours do not contain any cysts or liquid areas. They may be benign or malignant. Paediatric doctors use a mix of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy to treat solid tumours.
Some solid tumours found in children include:
Wilms tumour (a common renal malignancy)
Hepatoblastoma ( liver tumour)
A paediatric gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST)
Paediatric germ cell tumours
Bone and lung tumours
- Paediatric Robotic Assisted Urological reconstruction
Trained paediatric urologists and surgeons address various urological conditions in children by performing robot-assisted surgery. These include:
Upper Ureteral Reconstruction such as Pyeloplasty (surgical reconstruction of the renal pelvis to drain and decompress the kidney)
Ureteropelvic Junction Polypectomy (impaired urine flow from the pelvis into the ureter, causing dilation of the collecting system and potential renal damage)
High Uretero-Ureterostomy (end-to-end connection of the segments of the ureter)
Mid Ureteral reconstruction
Lower Ureteral Reconstruction (ureteral reimplantation lower ureter-ureterostomy).
- Foreign Body Removal
A foreign body is anything that gets inside the body through the ear, eyes, nose, legs, foot, stomach, breathing tract, skin and more. It could be hazardous to the respiratory and digestive systems. Children have this tendency to swallow and inhale foreign objects knowingly or unknowingly. The first course of action is intervention and surgery to remove the foreign object from the body.