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Peritoneal and Plasma Lactic Acid in Patients with Acute Abdomen

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

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Description:

Simultaneous measurement of peritoneal and plasma lactic acid can be used to assess patients with acute abdominal disease. In patients with gangrenous viscera, perforated hollow viscera, peritonitis, or intra-abdominal abscess, the peritoneal lactic acid levels are greater than plasma levels, whereas other patients with abdominal pain tend to have similar values in both peritoneal fluid and plasma.

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