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Paediatric Abdominal Pain: a case of trials and tribulations mixed with phantoms of the operating theatre? Or maybe just a case of going back to the future!

Beardsley, Christian Jean


Background: Paediatric abdominal pain has long been a diagnostic dilemma facing the emergency physician and surgeon alike. The majority of childhood abdominal complaints are benign. However, appendicitis represents the most common surgical emergency of childhood and if excessive delay in diagnosis and management occurs, serious complications and death can result. Expensive tests such as biochemical investigations and ultrasonography are often...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (MPhil)


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