Author(s): Goecke C
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Abstract The irritation of the nerves of the anterior abdominal wall (nervi intercostals X-XII) may imitate salpingitis, appendicitis or intraabdominal adhesion. By gentle palpation of the wall of the lower abdomen, spec. in the region of the lateral part of the musculus rectus, the points of pain are to be localized. Xylocaine-injection may give a pain-relieve for a short period of time. Mostly, there must be an operation to loosen adhesions and to dilate the nerve-exits from the lateral part of the musculus rectus.
This article was published in Zentralbl Gynakol
and referenced in Emergency Medicine: Open Access