EDITOR'S QUIZ: GI SNAPSHOT: A rare cause of abdominal pain

Chan, W. H.; Zerizer, I.
September 2004
Gut;Sep2004, Vol. 53 Issue 9, p1261
Academic Journal
This article examines a medical case involving a rare cause of abdominal pain and asks conclusions that can be drawn from the computed tomography (CT) scan. This is the case of a lady of 22 years of age with alopecia with acute abdominal pain and hypotension. There was no history of trauma. Investigations revealed that there was no free air under the diaphragm on an erect chest x-ray and an abdominal radiograph was unremarkable. In view of the unexplained localised peritonitis, an abdominal CT scan was requested.


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