Lethal cause of abdominal pain: a diagnosis not to be missed

Durai, Rajaraman
January 2009
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Jan2009, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p50
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the attributes and implication of abdominal pain to a person's health in Great Britain. It was found that acute abdominal pain is considered the commonest cause of surgical referral of patients. A case of a 77-year-old woman was brought to the emergency department of the hospital due to her 11-day history of abdominal pain. She had medical history of bilateral below knee amputation for peripheral vascular disease, pacemaker for heart block and hypertension.


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