The management of abdominal pain has changed significantly in the past 20 years, with increasing emphasis on identifying patients who are at high risk for occult pathology and worse outcomes. With abdominal pain still the most common chief complaint seen in the emergency department, a new look at the evolution of assessment strategies is in order.
After an extensive workup, patients with severe pain may prove to have gastroenteritis, while those with a seemingly benign belly are hiding a surgical catastrophe.
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Last Updated on October 15, 2021