Nonspecific Abdominal Pain

  • Mario Morino
  • Federico Famiglietti
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


Nonspecific abdominal pain (NSAP) is not a defined disease, but is a collection of conditions. The term NSAP refers to an abdominal or pelvic pain of less than 7 days’ duration for which the diagnosis remains uncertain after clinical examination and baseline investigations [1]. Clearly, it must not be accompanied by signs of peritonitis, hemodynamic instability, or other obvious clinical presentation requiring urgent intervention.


Surgical Exploration Common Bile Duct Stone Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Acute Abdominal Pain Abdominal Radiograph 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Morino
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  • Federico Famiglietti
  1. 1.Digestive and Colorectal SurgeryCentre for Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of TurinTurinItaly

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