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A 73-Year-Old Man with Long-Term Immobility Presenting with Abdominal Pain

  • Salomone Di Saverio mail,

    salo75@inwind.it

    Affiliation: Departments of Emergency and Surgery, Emergency Surgery and Trauma Surgery Unit, Trauma Center, Maggiore Hospital–Bologna Local Health District, Bologna, Italy

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  • Gregorio Tugnoli,

    Affiliation: Departments of Emergency and Surgery, Emergency Surgery and Trauma Surgery Unit, Trauma Center, Maggiore Hospital–Bologna Local Health District, Bologna, Italy

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  • Paolo Emilio Orlandi,

    Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Maggiore Hospital–Bologna Local Health District, Bologna, Italy

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  • Marco Casali,

    Affiliation: Departments of Emergency and Surgery, Emergency Surgery and Trauma Surgery Unit, Trauma Center, Maggiore Hospital–Bologna Local Health District, Bologna, Italy

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  • Fausto Catena,

    Affiliation: Department of Emergency and Transplant Surgery, S. Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy

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  • Andrea Biscardi,

    Affiliation: Departments of Emergency and Surgery, Emergency Surgery and Trauma Surgery Unit, Trauma Center, Maggiore Hospital–Bologna Local Health District, Bologna, Italy

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  • Omeshnie Pillay,

    Affiliation: Addington Hospital, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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  • Franco Baldoni

    Affiliation: Departments of Emergency and Surgery, Emergency Surgery and Trauma Surgery Unit, Trauma Center, Maggiore Hospital–Bologna Local Health District, Bologna, Italy

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  • Published: July 14, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000092

About the Authors

Salomone Di Saverio, Gregorio Tugnoli, Marco Casali, Andrea Biscardi, Franco Baldoni
Departments of Emergency and Surgery, Emergency Surgery and Trauma Surgery Unit, Trauma Center, Maggiore Hospital–Bologna Local Health District, Bologna, Italy
Paolo Emilio Orlandi
Department of Radiology, Maggiore Hospital–Bologna Local Health District, Bologna, Italy
Fausto Catena
Department of Emergency and Transplant Surgery, S. Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy
Omeshnie Pillay
Addington Hospital, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: salo75@inwind.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SDS GT PEO MC FC AB OP FB. Clinical management of the patient: SDS GT PEO MC AB. Wrote the first draft of the paper: SDS. Contributed to the writing of the paper: SDS GT PEO FC AB OP FB. Reviewed and approved the final version of the manuscript: MC.