GEORGE B. EUSTERMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Diseases or disorders which may give rise to gastrointestinal disturbances of sufficient gravity to constitute an emergency may be roughly classified as follows: (1) acute inflammatory diseases of the abdominal viscera and their complications, such as peritonitis, obstruction, intussusception, torsion, perforation and abscess formation; (2) complications involving chronic lesions, especially of the upper part of the digestive tract; the most important of these are acute perforation, obstruction and hemorrhage; (3) disease or dysfunction of extra-abdominal organs in which the symptoms are predominantly of gastrointestinal nature, and (4) complications which arise during treatment or follow operation and which are chiefly toxic
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EUSTERMAN GB. COMMON GASTROINTESTINAL EMERGENCIES AND THEIR MEDICAL ASPECTS(COMMON GASTROINTESTINAL EMERGENCIES AND THEIR MEDICAL ASPECTS*). Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:306–316. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-3-306
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(3):306-316.
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