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The Acute Abdomen

  • B. Marincek
Conference paper
Part of the Syllabus book series (SYLLABUS)

Abstract

The acute abdomen is a condition that demands a close cooperation between the radiologist and the referring clinician for rapid and accurate diagnosis. Common causes in acute abdomen requiring surgery include appendicitis, intestinal obstruction, perforated ulcer, cholecystitis, abscess, and pancreatitis.

Keywords

Acute Pancreatitis Acute Appendicitis Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Acute Cholecystitis Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Marincek
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity HospitalZurichSwitzerland

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