oa CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Case report : an unusual acute abdomen

Volume 24, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... case report In an unusual presentation of an acute abdomen, the attending doctors had to make a choice of whether or not to operate. a 78-year-old woman in Italy was referred to the emergency department of a local hospital in March 2004 for evaluation of 6 hours of abdominal cramps, constipation and two episodes of non-bile-stained vomiting. the pain had started gradually, but worsened to reach a peak and was generally diffuse, with some localisation in the left lower quadrant and around the umbilicus. the woman had no haematemesis, melaena or diarrhoea. she was not feverish and had not ..

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