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Intraabdominal Abscess

Intraabdominal abscess is a recurrent problem that deserves attention. Some use the term “subphrenic” synonymously with intraabdominal, although most use the term subphrenic to refer only to abscess just below the diaphragm. The most common etiologies are postoperative complications of biliary tract or peptic ulcer surgery, penetrating abdominal trauma, and perforated appendix. Some 80%-90% of […]

Chest X-ray

Even though far more sophisticated imaging techniques have been developed, the basic chest X-ray can occasionally be a useful tool to assess your cardiovascular system. The X-ray technique works by pass- ing a small, relatively safe amount of radiation through your body and onto a piece of ?lm. The chest X-ray gives your doctor an […]