allocates sign and symptoms of intra-abdominal diseases usually best treated by surgical operation10,11.
due to Primary Omental Torsion and Infarction.
Wilkie's syndrome admitted for acute abdomen
: A case presentation.
This case showed that only a 2-cm adnexal tumor with congestion caused the acute abdomen
. It is impossible to preoperatively diagnose torsion in a patient with a small cyst.
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While flank pain or costovertebral angle tenderness may prompt this consideration in the nonpregnant patient, an acute abdomen
in a pregnant patient may not.
We report a case of gallbladder perforation as a complication of enteric fever, which presented as acute abdomen
and responded very well after cholecystectomy.
In rare cases, molar tissue traverses thickness of myometrium and leads to perforation and acute abdomen
and invasive mole infrequently metastasis.
In the differential diagnosis of cases with acute abdomen
symptoms in adolescents, the underlying causes such as acute appendicitis, ruptured corpus luteum cyst, torsion of an ovarian cyst, and ectopic pregnancy are to be considered by surgeons.
Reassuringly, a recent UK study, assessing the diagnostic accuracy of CT in patients who underwent emergency laparotomy having presented with an acute abdomen
, found no difference in the diagnostic accuracy of the initial registrar CT report compared to consultant reinterpretation .
In conclusion, even though nonspecific clinical symptoms and laboratory findings may suggest a more frequent cause of acute abdomen
such as appendicitis, clinicians and radiologists should also think about renal infarction, even in young patients without structural or arrhythmic cardiac disease.
We hereby report the case of a 28-year-old otherwise healthy female presenting in our surgical department with acute abdomen
masking meningococcal meningitis, later complicated by recurrent episodes of reactive pericarditis, despite appropriate antibiotic treatment.
Acute cholecystitis should be suspected in a child presenting with an acute abdomen
associated with scarlet fever.
Primary torsion of the omentum is characterized with the absence of associated intra-abdominal pathology; however, secondary torsion of the omentum can be associated with underlying factors, including cysts, tumors, foci of intra-abdominal inflammation, postsurgical scars, and hernia sac.[sup], Omental torsion is a relatively rare cause of an acute abdomen
, which often needs surgical management.