Dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysm [top]

  • Tearing central abdominal pain
  • Hypotension, tachycardia
  • Pulsatile abdominal mass

Mesenteric artery ischaemia [top]

  • Central abdominal pain
  • Lactic acidosis
  • Vomiting, diarrhoea
  • Hypotension, tachycardia

Small bowel obstruction [top]

  • Colicky central abdominal pain
  • Vomiting, constipation
  • Abdominal distension
  • Dilated loops on AXR

Appendicitis [top]

  • Central abdominal pain then right lower quadrant pain
  • Anorexia
  • Right lower quadrant pain, tenderness, guarding
  • Nausea, vomiting, anorexia
  • Fever

Chron's disease [top]

  • Recurrent diarrhoea with rectal bleeding
  • Central abdominal pain
  • Right lower quadrant mass
  • Weight loss, Mouth ulcers, Fistulae
  • Large joint polyarthritis, sacroilitis