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Trauma and the Acute Abdomen
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abdominal cavity abdominal pain abdominal wall abscess accompanied acute abdomen acute abdominal pain amylase appendix barium enema biliary colic bladder bowel obstruction bowel sounds chest cholecystitis clinical colon diarrhea differential diagnosis diffuse dilated distal distention diverticulitis duct dull duodenal ulcer duodenum dyspnea ectopic pregnancy epigastric exploratory laparotomy fecal fever films fluid gallbladder gastric give rise hematuria hernia indicates infection inflammatory process injury intensity intermittent pain interval intestinal obstruction intra-abdominal hemorrhage intravenous pyelogram kidney laparotomy liver localized mechanical obstruction mesenteric muscular guarding muscular spasm myocardial infarction nausea normal occurs onset of pain Oueution palpation pancreatitis paralytic ileus patient pelvic cavity perforated viscus perforating ulcer peritonitis pneumonia pneumothorax pouch of Douglas pyelitis radiates rapid onset rectal examination renal ruptured ectopic pregnancy salpingitis shock signs small bowel small intestine strangulated sudden onset tenderness tion trauma tumor typical upper abdomen ureteral stone colic urinary tract urine usually viscus volvulus vomiting x-ray