EMERGENCY

EMERGENCY


Surgical emergency is a medical emergency for which immediate surgical intervention is the only way to solve the problem successfully.

The following conditions are surgical emergencies:

Acute trauma

Cardiothoracic

Cardiac tamponade
Acute airway obstruction
Pneumothorax

Gastrointestinal

Acute appendicitis
Bowel obstruction
Gastrointestinal perforation
Intestinal volvulus
Acute mesenteric ischemia
Peritonitis
Stercoral perforation

Genitourinary

Testicular torsion
Urinary retention
Paraphimosis
Priapism

Gynaecological

Bleeding ectopic pregnancy
Retained abortion

Neurological/Ophthalmic

Acute subdural hematoma
Retinal detachment

Vascular

Ruptured aortic aneurysm
Aortic dissection
Internal bleeding
Limb ischemia