The evaluation of the acute abdomen

Ashley Hardy, Bennet Butler, Marie Crandall*

*Corresponding author for this work

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4 Scopus citations


Abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons for visits to the emergency room. Although for the majority of patients, symptoms are benign and self-limited, a subset will be diagnosed with an acute abdomen, as a result of serious intra-abdominal pathology necessitating emergency intervention [1].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCommon Problems in Acute Care Surgery
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781461461234
ISBN (Print)1461461227, 9781461461227
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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