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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 54-57

Pitfalls and problems in the management of the acute abdomen


Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon

Correspondence Address:
Elroy Patrick Weledji
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Buea
Cameroon
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijssr.ijssr_16_17

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The acute abdomen is defined as the rapid onset of severe symptoms that may indicate potentially life-threatening intra-abdominal pathology which requires urgent surgical intervention. The article reviewed the pitfalls and problems in the management of the acute abdomen. The importance of simultaneous examination and resuscitation, recognizing the need for physiological support, and maintaining the rapid progress toward a diagnosis and definitive treatment are emphasized.


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