Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Adhesions
  • Incarcerated/strangulated hernia
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Appendicitis
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Acute diverticulitis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Gastrointestinal malignancy
  • Hepatic abscess
  • Fitz-Hugh Curtis syndrome
  • Mallory-Weiss tear
  • Abdominal wall haematoma
  • Hereditary Mediterranean fever
  • Typhilitis (neutropenic enterocolitis)
  • Narcotic withdrawal
  • Hepatitis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Infectious colitis
  • Sickle cell crisis
  • Endometriosis
  • Testicular torsion
  • Kidney stones
  • Pyelonephritis

Uncommon

  • Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Ruptured ovarian cyst
  • Ovarian torsion
  • Abdominal aortic dissection
  • Ruptured aortic aneurysm
  • Acute mesenteric ischaemia and infarction
  • Meckel's diverticulitis
  • Psoas abscess
  • Oesophageal perforation (Boerhaave’s syndrome)
  • Ischaemic colitis
  • Ruptured splenic artery aneurysm
  • Budd-Chiari syndrome
  • Splenic infarct
  • Uraemia
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Addisonian crisis
  • Hypercalcaemia
  • Acute intermittent porphyria
  • Radiation enteritis
  • Heavy metal poisoning
  • Spider bite

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Associate Professor

Division of Gynecologic Oncology

The University of Alabama

Birmingham

AL

Disclosures

CAL declares that he has no competing interests.

Gynecologic Oncologist

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Bethesda

MD

Disclosures

WJL declares that he has no competing interests.

Dr Charles A. Leath III and Dr William J. Lowery would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr Aaron W. Campbell and Dr Jin H. Ra, previous contributors to this monograph. AWC and JHR declare that they have no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Staff

Gynecologic Oncologist

Northwest Cancer Specialists

Rose Quarter Cancer Center

Portland

OR

Disclosures

WW declares that he has no competing interests.

Professor and Vice Chair

UCSF Department of Surgery

Chief of Surgery

San Francisco General Hospital

San Francisco

CA

Disclosures

None declared.

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