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Acute Abdomen

  • Florian ImkampEmail author
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Abstract

The acute abdomen refers to an acute abdominal pain with an unclear etiology of less than 24-h duration. It is a common emergent symptom in daily urology, and it can be caused by a wide variety of intra- and extra-abdominal organ malfunctions. Therefore, a detailed history, structured complain, and pain assessment as well as a systematic clinical examination are mandatory prior to further investigations.

Keywords

Acute Abdomen Acute Urinary Retention Renal Infarction Ureteral Colic Abdominal Disorder 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Urology and Urologic OncologyHannover University Medical School (MHH)HannoverGermany

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