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The cases displayed here were produced with the support of a grant from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. In addition to these cases, the full version of eMedici contains more than 100 clinical vignettes from the various surgical disciplines.

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Blood on the floor


Peter Devitt

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Unit
Royal Adelaide Hospital


This case discusses the management of an acutely unwell patient who has vomited a large amount of blood. The user is taken through the steps of initial management and subsequent investigation and treatment of the underlying problem.

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