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258. Med Cal
McBurney¶s point is midway between the right anterior superior iliac crest and the umbilicus. It is usually the
location of greatest pain in the child with appendicitis.
260. Hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus is a condition characterized by an enlargement of the cranium because of an abnormal
accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the cerebral ventricular system. This characteristic causes the increase in the weight of the
infant¶s head. The infant may experience significant head enlargement. Care must be exercised so that the head is well supported
when the infant is fed or moved to prevent extra strain on the infant¶s neck, and measures must be taken to prevent the
development of pressure areas. Supporting the infant¶s head and neck, when picking up him or her, will prevent the
hyperextension of the neck area and the infant from falling backward. The infant should be fed with the head elevated for proper
motility of food processing. A helmet could suffocate an unattended infant during re...
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