acute abdomen

Approach to a patient with Acute Abdomen

Acute abdomen refers to previously undiagnosed pain that arises suddenly having duration of 7 days (mostly less than 48 hours) and usually needs immediate surgical intervention. Causes according to age Neonates: Intestinal atresia and stenosis, meconium ileus, meconium peritonitis, imperforate anus, annular pancreas Infants: Intussusception, Volvulus, Meckel’s diverticulitis Children: Round worm infestation, Appendicitis, Mesenteric lymphadenitis  Adults: […]

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