16th International Conference on Gastroenterology and Digestive Disorders
Burjeel hospital, UAE
Title: Gohary’s disease
Biography: Amin Gohary
Gohary’s disease is a new phenomenon that has not been described before. It depicts a group of children who present to emergency department with severe agonizing abdominal pain. The pain tends to start and ends abruptly, no predisposing factor and recurs after minutes or hours. Ultrasonography revealed mesas at right iliac fossa, which is usually diagnosed as intussusception. The underlying cause of such phenomenon is the fecal impaction of stool at terminal ileum which acts as intermittent intestinal obstruction. We have encountered 19 cases over the last 5 years, their age varied from 9 months to 8 years with the majority under the age of 2 years. The cardinal symptoms and signs are: (1) Severe abdominal pain that warrants urgent attention, (2) empty rectum on examination and (3) ultrasound diagnosis of intussusception. All of these cases were managed by fleet enemas with immediate response. Awareness of this condition will help to avoid unnecessary investigation and unjustified exploration.