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An Elderly Woman with Life-Threatening Abdominal Pain

  • Wei-Yang Chi
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    Department of Emergency Medicine, Tamshui Branch, Mackay Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan
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  • Po-Hua Su
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    Department of Emergency Medicine, Tamshui Branch, Mackay Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan
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  • Yu-Jang Su
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    Requests for reprints should be addressed to Yu-Jang Su, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, No. 92, Sec 2, North Chung Shan Rd. Taipei 10449, Taiwan.
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    Department of Emergency Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan

    Department of Medicine, Mackay Medical College, New Taipei City, Taiwan

    Mackay Junior College of Medicine, Nursing, and Management. Taipei, Taiwan

    Yuanpei University of Medical Technology, HsinChu, Taiwan
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Published:February 06, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2021.12.026
      An 80-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, congestive heart failure, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and atrial fibrillation presented to the emergency department with progressing lower abdominal pain accompanied with difficult defecation for 4 days. Nausea, anorexia, fever, and hematochezia were noted for 2 days.
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