- acute abdomen n an acute internal abdominal condition requiring immediate operation
* * *an emergency surgical condition caused by damage to one or more abdominal organs following injury or disease. The patient is in severe pain and often in shock. Perforation of a peptic ulcer or a severely infected appendix, or rupture of the liver or spleen following a crushing injury, all produce an acute abdomen requiring urgent treatment.
* * *any abdominal condition of abrupt onset, usually with pain, due to inflammation, perforation, obstruction, infarction, or rupture of intra-abdominal organs; emergency surgical intervention is usually required. Called also surgical a.
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