Flashcards in Lower Abdominal Pain Deck (10):
In a possible aortic dissection, why is it important to measure distal pulses?
As dissection proceeds , ripped intima occludes vessel > lose flow to that limb
When is surgical intervention for a abdominal aortic aneurysm recommended?
Larger than 5 cm
What is the differential diagnosis for an inguinal hernia?
Inguinal lymph node enlargement
Tumour - rare
What is an incarcerated hernia?
What is a strangulated hernia?
Blood supply compromised
Does a normal lactate level exclude ischaemia?
What does mesenteric stranding on CT abdomen mean?
What are the complications of diverticulitis?
Large bowel obstruction
For diverticulitis, what antibiotics are given?
Gram -ves > ceftriaxone/gentamicin
Anaerobes > metronidazole/tazocin (if metronidazole shortage)
Gram +ve cocci > ampicillin/amoxicillin