Intra-abdominal and Pelvic Emergencies.

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Intra-abdominal and Pelvic Emergencies.

Med Clin North Am. 2012 Nov;96(6):1171-91

Authors: Singh S, Khardori NM


The diversity in intra-abdominal/pelvic infections is more than any other organ system. Several clinical scenarios can end up in intra-abdominal infections. The common causes include penetrating abdominal trauma, abdominal surgery, diverticulitis, appendicitis, pancreatitis, biliary disease, perforated viscus, and primary peritonitis. Intra-abdominal infections can masquerade as fever of obscure origin or as dysfunction of neighboring organs, such as lower lobe pneumonia related to a subphrenic abscess or an abscess causing small bowel obstruction. An urgent surgical intervention is the mainstay of the management of serious intra-abdominal infections.

PMID: 23102483 [PubMed - in process]

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