Nontraumatic abdominal emergencies: acute abdominal pain: diagnostic strategies


Common causes of acute abdominal pain include appendicitis, cholecystitis, bowel obstruction, urinary colic, perforated peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, and nonspecific, nonsurgical abdominal pain. The topographic classification of acute abdominal pain (pain in one of the four abdominal quadrants, diffuse abdominal pain, flank or epigastric pain… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00330-002-1569-x


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