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Ultraschalldiagnostik des nichttraumatischen akuten Abdomens: die Ursachen ausserhalb des Gastro-Intestinaltraktes [Ultrasound of non traumatic acute abdomen: extra-digestive causes]
Ultraschall in der Medizin (Stuttgart, Germany : 1980)
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review - Publication Status: ppublish
In recent years, management of abdominal pain in emergency care units (ECU) has undergone a radical change. Chronic work overload of ECU and increase in severity and complexity of cases required an optimal medical imaging method, such as ultrasound, to establish an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible. A great variety of causes may cause acute abdominal pain and the role of sonography is to accurately distinguish between these aetiologies. For the application of sonography, perhaps more so than with other imaging methods, a perfect knowledge of sonographical characteristics and technical possibilities is essential to achieve an optimal answer. The purpose of this review is to present and discuss the sonographic characteristics of extra-digestive causes of acute abdominal pain such as splenic infarction, thoracic pathologies, urinary and gynaecologic diseases or retroperitoneal pathologies.
Abdomen, Acute, Diagnosis, Differential, Humans, Wounds and Injuries
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