Chapter 4. Approach to Acute Abdominal Pain

  1. Tony C. K. Tham MD, FRCP, FRCPI Consultant Gastroenterologist Head of School of Medicine1,2,
  2. John S. A. Collins MD Consultant Gastroenterologist3 and
  3. Roy M. Soetikno MD, MS Chief Associate Professor4,5
  1. Tony C. K. Tham MD, FRCP, FRCPI Consultant Gastroenterologist Head of School of Medicine1,2

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch4

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

How to Cite

Tham, T. C. K. (2008) Approach to Acute Abdominal Pain, in Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition (eds T. C. K. Tham, J. S. A. Collins and R. M. Soetikno), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    The Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 2

    Northern Ireland deanery, UK

  3. 3

    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  4. 4

    GI Section, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA

  5. 5

    Stanford University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 2

    Northern Ireland deanery, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146340

Online ISBN: 9781444303292

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Keywords:

  • acute abdomen;
  • nonspecific acute abdominal pain;
  • acute abdominal pain;
  • temporal characteristics;
  • character and intensity of pain;
  • associated symptoms;
  • relieving and aggravating factors;
  • light and deep palpation of abdomen;
  • full blood picture and differential white cell count;
  • CT abdomen and pelvis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History

  • Examination

  • Investigation

  • Management

  • References