Table 1

Urgency classification of diagnoses

Urgent

Non-urgent


Acute appendicitis

Cholecystolithiasis

Acute diverticulitis

Obstipation

Perforated vicus

Gastrointestinal disorders

Bowel obstruction/ileus

Hepatic disorders

Bowel ischemia

Malignancy**

Inflammatory bowel disease

Gynaecological disorders††

Peritonitis

Renal and urinary tract disorders‡‡

Acute cholecystitis

Non-specific abdominal pain

Cholangitis

Pancreatitis (acute and chronic)

Abscess*

Renal and urinary tract disorders

Gynaecological disorders

Extra-abdominal disorders§


* Intra-abdominal abscess, retro-peritoneal abscess, hepatic abscess, tubo-ovarian abscess

Renal and ureteral stones with obstruction, hydronephrosis, pyelonephritis

Adnexal torsion, pelvic inflammatory disease, bleeding/rupture ovarian cyst

§ Pneumonia, myocardial infarction, mediastinitis

Gastritis, gastroenteritis, peptic ulcer, acute epiploic appendagitis

Hepatitis, hepatic metastases

** Pancreatic, intestine and kidney malignancies

†† Ovulation pain/bleeding, endometriosis, menstrual pain, uterine myoma

‡‡ Renal and ureteral stones without obstruction, urinary tract infection

Laméris et al. BMC Emergency Medicine 2007 7:9   doi:10.1186/1471-227X-7-9

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