Differential Diagnosis

There is wide differential diagnosis which includes any cause of upper abdominal pain or abdominal pain with shock.


What particular differential diagnoses could there be?

There could be:

  • Perforated gastric or duodenal ulcer (Perf Du)
  • Biliary colic
  • Mesenteric ischaemia or infarction
  • Dissecting aortic aneurysm
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Inferior wall myocardial infarction


Learning Bite

The wide differential diagnosis can make pancreatitis a difficult diagnosis to make clinically.


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