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The Principles of Diagnosis in Acute Abdominal Disease Page
1 The History
2 The Examination of the Patient
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abdominal pain abdominal wall absence accompanied acute abdominal disease acute obstruction acute pancreatitis aneurysm appendicitis attack biliary colic bladder blood caecum cause cholecystitis coil colitis collapse colon common condition constipation diaphragm diarrhoea DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS distension Diverticulitis duodenal ulcer early ectopic gestation enema epigastric faeculent felt fever frequently gall-bladder gangrene gastric ulcer give rise haemorrhage hepatitis hernia hyperesthesia ileum iliac region infection inflamed appendix inflammatory inguinal intestinal obstruction intussusception irritation kidney large bowel lesion mesenteric muscles muscular rigidity nausea nerve normal occasionally occur onset operation ovarian cyst palpating patient pelvic appendix perforated ulcer peristalsis peritoneal cavity peritoneum pregnancy present pulse pyelitis rare rectal examination rectum reflex renal colic right iliac fossa rupture serious severe shock sigmoid signs simulate slight small intestine sometimes stage strangulated subacute surgeon swelling symptoms temperature tenderness testicle thrombosis tion tumour typhoid ureter urine usually uterine uterus viscus volvulus vomiting whilst X-ray