A 66-year-old female presents with 24 hours of LIF pain and fever. She has multiple myeloma, is on chemotherapy and awaiting autologous stem cell transplant.
Abdominal CT: bowel perforation. Perforation of the gastrointestinal tract can be due to a variety of causes.
Abdominal CT: diverticulitis. Identifying diverticula, acute diverticulitis and diverticula perforation
An elderly lady from a high-level care nursing home is brought to ED by ambulance with abdominal pain, fevers, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Network Five Emergency Medicine Journal Club Episode 10 - General surgery reviewing antibiotics with appendicitis, diverticulitis and appendectomy
60 y/o man with 3 days suprapubic pain; 'pelvic ache' on urination; suprapubic tenderness and guarding on examination; and leukocytes in the urine. You are considering just treating as a urinary tract infection but the degree of tenderness makes you take a look with ultrasound.