Cope's Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen

Cope's Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen

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For the 20th edition of this classic text, Silen has expanded his discussion of the role of CT scans in diagnosing abdominal pain and cut the material on such obsolete procedures or nosologic entities as abdominal paracentesis, pyplyositis, and Bornholm's disease. The book continues to be the outstanding guide to the difficult task of diagnosing and deciding how to manage acute abdominal pain, where decisions must be made quickly and mistakes can kill patients. More generally, it remains the most venerable of all texts on the art and science of bedside diagnosis.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 139.2 x 207.5 x 16.3mm | 399.17g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 20th Revised edition
  • 16 pp b&w plates, line figures
  • 0195136799
  • 9780195136791

Table of contents

1. The principles of diagnosis in acute abdominal disease; 2. Method of diagnosis: the history; 3. Method of diagnosis: the examination of the patient; 4. Method of diagnosis: the grouping of symptoms and signs; 5. Laboratory and radiological tests; 6. Appendicitis; 7. The differential diagnosis of appendicitis; 8. Perforation of a gastric or duodenal ulcer; 9. Acute pancreatitis; 10. Cholecystitis and other causes of acute pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen; 11. Acute abdominal lesions arising in the left hypochondrium; 12. The colics; 13. Acute intestinal obstruction; 14. Intussusception and other causes of obstruction; 15. The early diagnosis of strangulated and obstructed hernias; 16. Acute abdominal symptoms due to vascular lesions; 17. Acute abdominal symptoms in women; 18. Early ectopic gestation; 19. Acute abdominal disease with genitourinary symptoms; 20. The diagnosis of acute peritonitis; 21. The early diagnosis of abdominal injuries; 22. The postoperative abdomen; 23. The acute abdomen in the tropics; 24. Diseases that may simulate the acute abdomen; 25. Acute abdominal pain in the immunocompromised patient; 26. Abdominal catastrophes when sensation is impairedshow more