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Source: GMHC 2014 Comments: 0 Views: 4916


The principles of abdominal surgery are not different in Africa, but the presentation, available diagnostic tools and frequency of certain etiologies is significantly different. The approach and therapy of peptic ulcer disease, small bowel obstruction, large bowel obstruction and parasitic disease in the abdomen will be the primary diseases discussed.

Educational Objectives

Formulate a differential diagnosis for the African presentation of small and large bowel obstruction.
Modify first-world treatment plans for peptic ulcer disease and its complications for the realities of resource-limited areas.

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