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Surgery: General - Small Bowel
Types of Intestinal Obstruction
Mesenteric Artery Occlusion
Severe Abdominal Pain
High Pitched Bowel Sounds
Absent Bowel Sounds
Types of Hernias
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Reduce Intra Abdominal Pressure
Avoid Straining and Lifting
Open Mouth Sneezing
Mechanism and Characteristics
Fecalith leading to obstruction and infection
Most commonly affects teenagers
Initial peri-umbilical visceral pain
Subsequent somatic right lower quadrant pain
Positive psoas sign
Pain at McBurney's point
Acute Appendicitis Treatment
Diagnosis by Clinical Impression
Further Imaging Studies Not Required
Antibiotics Until Afebrile
Neuron Specific Enolase
Dense Core Bodies on EM
Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms When Metastasize to Liver
Right Heart Murmur
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