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Abdominal Pain

Joseph Mort
  1. Develop a differential diagnosis for a patient presenting with abdominal pain.
  2. Recognize the features characteristic of abdominal pain caused by peritonitis, obstruction of hollow viscera, vascular disturbances, and originating from the abdominal wall.
  3. Identify common causes of abdominal pain that localize to quadrants of the abdomen (appendicitis in RLQ, cholecystitis in RUQ…). 
  4. List indications for urgent surgical management in a patient presenting with abdominal pain.
  5. Identify useful laboratory tests and imaging for patients presenting with abdominal pain.
AccessMedicine > Huppert’s Notes: Pathophysiology and Clinical Pearls for Internal Medicine > Approaches and Chief Complaints in Gastroenterology > ABDOMINAL PAIN
AccessMedicine > Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide, 4e > Approach to the Patient with Abdominal Pain - Case 1 > CONSTRUCTING A DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS
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AccessMedicine > Vanderbilt Internal Medicine and Pediatric Curriculum > 26 > Abdominal Pain in Children and Adolescents


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