Abdominal pain and distension

Kaiser, A. M.
April 2006
Gut;Apr2006, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p462
Academic Journal
The article presents a case of an 81-year-old woman with acute onset of abdominal pain and distension. She had a history of hypertension, diabetes and peripheral arterial disease. During the clinical examination, the patient's vital signs were normal except for an elevated systolic blood pressure. The abdomen was distended and tender to palpation with peritoneal signs and hypoactive bowel sounds.


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