General Surgery-Part II: The Acute Abdomen
- Narrow the differential diagnosis of acute abdominal pain based on the location of the pain and the age and sex of the patient.
- Perform specialized maneuvers to narrow the differential diagnosis of acute abdominal pain.
- Order appropriate diagnostic and imaging studies based on the location of the pain and the presentation of the patient.
- Identify red flag symptoms in patients with acute abdominal pain that indicate emergent or urgent conditions that require surgical consult. (Appendicitis, Cholecystitis, Ischemic Bowel Disease and Bowel Obstruction)
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Americo D. Fraboni, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Medicine
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