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Revista colombiana de Gastroenterología

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OTERO REGINO, William; MARTINEZ RODRIGUEZ, Erika  and  LUQUEZ MINDIOLA, Adán. The Cost Of Ignoring Carnett’s Sign: A Case Report and Literature Review. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2017, vol.32, n.1, pp.75-81. ISSN 0120-9957.

Chronic abdominal pain is a frequent cause of outpatient and emergency visits. Doctors traditionally consider that its origin is in intra-abdominal structures, including the gastrointestinal tract. They rarely take into account the abdominal wall as a cause of discomfort and subject patients to numerous and endless diagnostic procedures, including laparoscopy and surgery. At least 50% of these patients have abdominal wall pain due to injuries to the anterior cutaneous vein the diagnosis of which is made by identifying Carnett’s sign. A typical case of this pathology is here. The initial approach illustrates the errors and high costs that can be involved in the approach to this pathology

Keywords : Chronic abdominal pain; anterior cutaneous nerve; Carnett’s sign; costs.

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