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Acute epigastic pain in a 43-year-old woman


Kate Duncan
Alicia Lim
James Bilogrevic
Faculty of Medicine
University of Adelaide

Peter Devitt
Head, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Unit
Royal Adelaide Hospital


The presentation of a patient with acute abdominal pain raises a number of diagnostic and management challenges. This case deals with a common and important condition frequently encountered in the Emergency Department.

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