Case Series of Acute Abdominal Surgery in Rural Sierra Leone

@article{McConkey2002CaseSO,
  title={Case Series of Acute Abdominal Surgery in Rural Sierra Leone},
  author={Samuel J. McConkey},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={26},
  pages={509-513}
}
In many poor countries of the world the need for surgical treatment of acute abdominal emergencies is largely unmet. In some cases this service is provided by physicians with little postgraduate surgical training, and there is a paucity of published data on the outcomes of this service. This series of sequential cases of acute abdominal surgical emergencies from a hospital in rural Sierra Leone illustrates the causes, outcomes, and challenges in this setting. All patients with an acute abdomen… CONTINUE READING

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