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Congenital Anomalies GI, GU and Skeletal

by: Nicole Raynor

Congenital Anomalies GI, GU and Skeletal NUR 349

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Date Created: 08/25/16
Congenital Anomalies: GI, GU, and Skeletal  Pediatric Differences o Newborns have a small stomach capacity  need to eat frequently (approx. 1 tsp  at a time) o Have more intestinal surface area  greater risk for fluid and electrolyte loss  Clinical Manifestations o Growth failure, regurgitation, N/V, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain,  distention  GI Dysfunction o Distention to perforation can progress more rapidly o Fluid losses due to vomiting, diarrhea, or NG drainage  Frequently need to address the losses and replace them because they can  become dehydrated very quickly  Even though they are already on fluid maintenance – this can still happen  Clef Lip/Clef Palate o Occurs during embryonic development o Can happen together or separately o Has a familial tendency o Decrease in incidences since women have been taking folic acid o Children have feeding problems! – Aspiration precuations!!      Surgical Correction:  If lip and palate need to be repaired at the same time – palate is done first  (otherwise lip is usually done first)  Protect the sure line, limit crying, encourage feeding  Elbow restrains are used to keep the infant’s hands away from the mouth  Children may need braces  Can have recurrent ear infections – which can effect hearing      Feeding:  Problem until fixed  Breast fed babies – need their palate to do this  If it is just a clef lip – they can usually be breast fed o Parents can have a strange reaction      Discharge teaching:  Bilateral clef lip:  Feed in an upright position  Burp child frequently  Apply antibiotic ointment to lip as prescribed  Tracheoesophageal Fistual (TEF) and Esophageal Atresia o Failure of the esophagus to develop as a continuous passage o Aspiration precautions!      Clinical Manifestations:  Excessive salivation/drooling (because can’t swallow secretions)  Coughing  Choking  Cyanosis  Respiratory distress      Nursing Considerations:  If suspected: elevate the head but give nothing by mouth  Associated with tracheomalacia – weakening of the wall of the trachea –  as the baby breathes in the trachea may collapse on itself  Oral aversion  ­ suctioning frequently – hard to feed them later on because  they associate something going into their mouth with something negative  Alternative feeding – PEG tube or gastrostomy  Esophageal atresia is suspected if NG tube fails to pass at birth  Omphalocele (membrane sac) o Herniation of abdominal viscera into the base of the umbilical cord  Gastrochisis (no membrane) o Protrusion of intraabdominal contents through a defect in the abdominal wall  lateral to the umbilical ring. There is no peritoneal sac o Abdominal wall defects – viscera protrudes o Surgery – repair in stages      Management:   Thermoregulation – heat/fluid can be lost because of great surface area  IV fluids with antibiotics  Hernias o A abdominal content protrude through an abnormal opening – no opening in the  skin o Umbilical – preterm infants o Inguinal – abdominal contents protrude through inguinal canal into scrotum for  guys and groin for females  In males – scrotum is enlarged  Crying causes an increase in pressure in abdominal wall o Strangulation ­ If intestine gets trapped there can be impairment of blood supply  Short Bowel Syndrome o Some part of the bowel is removed – now there is not enough remaining bowel to  absorb properly o Malabsorption disorder – decrease mucosa surface      Management:  Maintain nutrition, stimulate adaptation by feeding  TPN is often used  If patient is discharged – teach family signs of central venous  catheter infections  Minimize complications – TPN can lead to sepsis because of  bacterial overgrowth  Imperforate anus o opening may or may not be present – stenosis or fistula      Management:   Surgery (ostomy)  Teach parents to notify doctor if baby starts vomiting  Ostomy care      Nursing Considerations:  Check for rectal patency in newborns – need ot check where meconium/  1  bowel is coming from  If there is no opening they will become distended very quickly  Hirschsprung Disease o Mega colon o Absence of ganglion cells in colon – apart of the nervous system  Movement and peristalsis are not going to happen as it should      Clinical Manifestations:  Abdominal distention caused by stool accumulation  Empty rectum  No meconium passage or constipation  Passage of foul­smelling ribbon like stools o Confirm diagnosis with rectal biopsy to see if there are ganglion cells      Management:  Surgical removal of the affected section of the bowel  Temporary ostomy   Second stage – pull through procedure  After 6 months of ostomy being placed – bowel will go back to normal  size and can proceed with 2  surgery to reconnect      Nursing considerations:  Pre Op­ Monitor distention and bowel prep (NPO, IV antibiotics and  fluids)  Post Op – monitor ostomy for: infection, good color, skin breakdown  No rectal temperatures  Assess stools  Keep npo until bowel sounds return  Maintain IV fluids  Discharge – ostomy teaching  Ostomies o Skin care  Cryptorchidism o Undescended testes (scrotal sac is empty) o Wait to see if they will descend on their own o When assessing – warm the room o Orchioplexy is done by 1 year of age – it is done at this age because you want the  testes to function normally   Toddlers are aware of their genitals   Done before they become aware  Hypospadias o Abnormal location of meatus – positioned somewhere other than the head of the  penis / along the ventral surface of the penis o Potential impact on body image for ages 3­6 (Toddlers) o Repaired early by 12 months, – and before toilet training o Post Op­ urinary stent is placed, pain and spasms can occur  Congenital Club Foot o Abnormality of the bones – so that the foot is not in usual position o Look to see if we can put the foot though normal range of motion      Nursing Considerations:  Cast care – need time for muscles to readjust to new position  Cast is removable  not worn frequently  Need to be changed often – monitor circulation!  Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) o Shallow acetabulum – socket  head of the femur goes in  can bounce in and out o Subluxation: incomplete dislocation o Dislocations: femur head not in contact with acetabulum      Clinical Manifestations:  Infant   Part of the newborn exam is to check  Affected leg shorter than the other – hard to see because they are  usually flexed  Unequal gluteal folds when infant is prone (on stomach) **   Restricted abduction of affected hip (+Ortolani and Barlow test) –  if it is poping out of socket you will hear a click  Child  Not usually diagnosed this late o Importance of early intervention o Newborn to age 6 months: pavlik harness for abduction of hip o Spica cast used for ages 6­18 months


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