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    Central Venous Catheter

    A central venous catheter or ‘central line’ is a thin tube that is inserted into a vein so that the tip of the tube lies in a main vein close to the heart. There are many types of ‘central line’. …

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    Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE)

    Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE)

    What is an ACE? An ACE is an antegrade continence enema in which fluid is delivered directly into the colon to wash out the bowel. The fluid is delivered through a soft tube (catheter) which is usually…

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    Appendicetomy

    Wound care Following a laparoscopic appendicetomy, there are 3 wounds which are small and covered with a clear dressing. After an open appendicetomy, there is a single wound in the right lower abdomen….

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    Duodenal Atresia

    Duodenal Atresia

     What is duodenal atresia? Duodenal atresia is a blockage or gap in the beginning of the small intestine which lies just beyond the stomach. This part of the intestine is known as the duodenum. Nothing…

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    Exomphalos(Omphalocele)

    Exomphalos(Omphalocele)

    What is exomphalos? Exomphalos occurs when the contents of a child’s tummy (abdomen) protrude through an abnormal opening in the abdominal wall where the belly button should be. It is always covered…

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    Gastroschisis

       What is gastroschisis? Gastroschisis is where some contents of a baby’s tummy (abdomen) come out through a hole in the abdominal wall, usually to the right of the belly button. The contents…

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