Case Report
Volume 3 Issue 3 - 2018
The Case of a Young Lady with Abdominal Pain
Zvi H Perry1,2*, Uri Netz1, Shahar Atias1, Yair Glazer1, Michael Rivin1 and Solly Mizrahi1
1Surgical Ward A, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel
2Epidemiology Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
*Corresponding Author: Zvi H Perry, Surgical Ward A, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
Received: July 14, 2018; Published: August 01, 2018
Citation: Zvi H Perry., et al. “The Case of a Young Lady with Abdominal Pain”. EC Endocrinology and Metabolic Research 3.3 (2018): 124-132.
Abstract
Introduction:In the current article we present a case of a young patient who came to our emergency room due to abdominal pain. This is done to try and let our readers understand the thinking processes that we as surgeons use when deliberating about this kind of a patient, and later on to see how this evolves as the case becomes more complicated due to an endocrine pathology.
Methods:To evaluate the thought process of experts in this field, we decided to use a Web-based system called Kahoot, a classroom formative assessment tool that provides an engaging learning space. Thus, we have used the Kahoot system to find out how our experts would treat this patient, and we have used their responses in Kahoot as part of our results.
Results:The results show the different opinions of our experts in handling this case, as well as their expert opinions on how to treat what was the intriguing part of her diagnosis - the fact that she had a solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas.
Conclusion:Lower abdominal pain in a young female is a complex entity, which is best handled by a team and done with a systematic approach. The use of basic lab results, and imaging and expert consults is mandatory, and in rare cases (like the one depicted here) one can find themselves with rare entities that demand an extensive diagnosis and treatment pathway.
Keywords: Abdominal Pain; Incidental Finding; Endocrine Surgery; Bowel Obstruction
Copyright: © 2018 Zvi H Perry., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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