Time permitting, the physical examination must be thorough, including not only examination of the abdomen, but also of the patient as a whole. Complete examination is essential in excluding medical causes of acute abdomen; in addition, a complete physical examination may uncover concomitant medical disorders which significantly influence the preoperative preparation, the selection of operative procedure, and postoperative management.
KeywordsHerpes Zoster Acute Appendicitis Acute Cholecystitis Acute Abdomen Gastric Outlet Obstruction
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