Pediatric Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Aug 07, 2018
  • Author: Reuven J Schore, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Many other potential causes of nausea and vomiting may contribute to symptoms in children receiving chemotherapy. These include the following:

  • Direct effects of tumor by stretching organs of the GI system or causing obstruction

  • Postoperative obstruction (in patients who have had abdominal surgery)

  • Increased intracranial pressure

  • Opioid-induced vomiting