Nonsurgical causes of acute abdomen

What are some other nonsurgical causes of acute abdomen? 

The list of medical causes of acute abdominal pain is long and can often cause diagnostic dilemmas if the index of suspicion is low. It includes diabetic ketoacidosis, hypercalcemia, myocardial infarction, pneumonia, ureteral calculi, and gastroenteritis. Careful history, repeat examinations, and judicious use of diagnostic imaging are paramount to avoid unnecessary surgery.


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