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Module: The Acute Abdomen

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An Introduction to the Acute Abdomen


Peter Devitt
Head, Professorial Surgical Unit
Royal Adelaide Hospital


Patients with acute abdominal pain make up one of the commonest presentations to the Emergency Department. This module encompasses the topic, starting with a description of what is meant by the term 'The Acute Abdomen' and going on deal with some of the key elements of the relevant basic sciences. This is followed with the presentation of a number of clinical scenarios dealing with some of the common and important diseases that often present with an 'Acute Abdomen.'

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