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Fundamental Operative Approaches in Acute Care Surgery

  • David J. Ciesla
  • Ernest E. Moore

Abstract

A 55-year-old business woman is seen by the acute care surgeon for diffuse peritonitis. She is diaphoretic and hemodynamically labile. The patient stated that the onset of the sharp abdominal pain was abrupt and occurred 24 hours ago. Which of the following is the management approach of choice?
  1. (A)

    Celiotomy

     
  2. (B)

    Magnetic resonance imaging evaluation

     
  3. (C)

    Computed tomography evaluation

     
  4. (D)

    Laparoscopy

     
  5. (E)

    Antimicrobial therapy and intensive care unit monitoring

     

Keywords

Iliac Artery Subclavian Artery Common Iliac Artery Damage Control Xiphoid Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Ciesla
    • 1
  • Ernest E. Moore
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Surgery and TraumaUniversity of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver Health Medical CenterDenverUSA

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