Tag Abdominal pain
ICE -Ian’s clinical emergencies 340

ICE 007: Abdominal pain investigations

A 57 year old man presents to the ED with 18 hours of severe upper abdominal pain, fever, nausea and vomiting. He looks jaundiced, his HR is 120bpm, BP 110/60, RR 22 and his temperature is 37.8oC. He is tender and guarded in his right upper quadrant on abdominal palpation.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Abdominal pain DDx

Acute abdomen is abdominal pain in the presence of tenderness and rigidity and is a surgical emergency. Abdominal pain can be considered in terms of surgical, Ob/Gyn and medical causes.