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Pre-operative risk assessment: infection


Peter Devitt

Professorial Surgical Unit
Royal Adelaide Hospital


This case deals with some of the issues involved in the preparation of a patient for emergency surgery. To set the scene that led to the need for surgical intervention you might like to first study the case entitled 'A 40-year-old man with sudden onset of upper abdominal pain.' This case can be found in the module 'The Acute Abdomen'.

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