A not so uncommon cause of abdominal pain

Spiller, Robin
July 2008
Gut;Jul2008, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p877
Academic Journal
A quiz concerning the diagnosis of a 53-year-old male hypertensive smoker with a 1-day history of sudden onset left iliac fossa pain with nausea is presented.


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