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1

Obturator sign

pain on internal rotation of right thigh (pelvic appendix)

2

Early in the course of appendicitis, vital signs are

may be normal

perforation --> rate of low-grade fever (<38 C) increases to about 40%. O

3

Pain prior to nausea and vomiting is often suggestive of ________

a surgical etiology of the pain, such as SBO

4

Cervical motion tenderness has been noted in up to 25% of women with ____________.

acute appendicitis

5

Diverticulitis pain is generally located in the ________

left lower quadrant

6

KUB detects approximately ___ of renal calculi

60-70%

7

Odd conditions are associated with the development of pancreatitis

hypertriglyceridemia
trauma
pregnancy
pancreatic carcinoma
atherosclerotic emboli
scorpion bites.

8

RUQ pain, fever and a Murphy’s sign suggests _______

Cholecystitis

Cholelithiasis presents with similar pain, but is not associated with fever or a Murphy’s sign

9

The ____ and ____ are the two most common sites of colonic volvulus

cecum- 10 to 52%
sigmoid colon- 43 to 71%

10

cecal volvulous

-ages 25-35
-Prior ab surgery and pregnancy predispose to obstruction or cecal volvulus
-marathon runners have been found to have a higher incidence of cecal volvulus