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What is an Acute Abdomen

What is an Acute Abdomen



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Published by: drhomiedan on Jun 13, 2009
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Dr MajidAl-HomiedanDepartment of Radiology and Diagnostic ImagingKing KhaledUniversity Hospital
What is an acute abdomen?
 A clinical syndrome characterized by thesudden onset of severe abdominal painrequiring emergency medical or surgicaltreatment.
performed in the ER departmentincreases the physicians level of certainty,reduces hospital admission rates by 24%,leads to more timely surgical intervention,ruled out significant disorders in 26% of cases and provided an alternativediagnosis for the patients symptoms in26% of patients.´Rosen MP et al. AJR 2000

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