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General Surgical Emergencies 

General Surgical Emergencies
Chapter:
General Surgical Emergencies
Author(s):

Jerry Nolan

, Jasmeet Soar

, Rhys Davies

, and Amit Goswami

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199588978.003.0031
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date: 04 April 2020

Acute appendicitis 138

Bowel obstruction, perforation, and ischaemia 140

Gastrointestinal haemorrhage 144

Emergency laparoscopic general surgery 148

Liver transplantation and resection 150

Appendicitis is common in young, fit patients but it may present at any age.

Patients range from those that appear clinically well to those that present with profound sepsis and haemodynamic instability....

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