[Abdominal pain in the general doctor's practice]

Angst, Eliane; Kim, Corina; Gloor, Beat; Schweizer, Thomas (2011). [Abdominal pain in the general doctor's practice]. Therapeutische Umschau, 68(8), pp. 441-3. Bern: Huber 10.1024/0040-5930/a000190

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Abdominal pain is a frequent symptom and in the majority of cases the underlying disease is not life threatening. The general practitioner's first task is to differentiate between inflammatory and other diseases. The patient's history, the clinical examination and laboratory tests form the basis for the differential diagnosis. A sonography is the first additional examination in the vast majority of the cases. Accidentally found gallstones usually do not require surgical intervention. Surgery in asymptomatic patients should be limited to gallbladder polyps and patients with calcifications in their gallbladder wall.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Visceral Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Angst, Eliane and Gloor, Beat

ISSN:

0040-5930

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:22

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 20:59

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0040-5930/a000190

PubMed ID:

21796594

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/7486 (FactScience: 212756)

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