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Caecal perforation following apparently minor abdominal blunt trauma
  1. Dan Harris
  1. Correspondence to Dan Harris, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, Galsworthy Road, Surrey, Kingston KT2 7QB, UK; drdanharris{at}

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A 56-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 5-day history of worsening right-sided abdominal pain. Six days previously, while standing directly behind a work colleague, he had received an accidental blow …

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