Unusual presentation of coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19): two cases of acute abdomen.

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Josephine Nsaful
Dr Florence Dedey
Dr David Olayiwola
Dr Benjamin Fenu
Prof. Clegg-Lamptey


Two cases of acute abdomen presented as a “surgical abdomen”, one had a negative laparotomy and negative PCR test, the other did not have surgery and tested positive on PCR testing. Both were incidentally diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia on chest CT scan and managed accordingly. It is unclear whether reported gastrointestinal manifestations are a direct causal effect of the virus in the GI tract. Surgeons should be aware that COVID-19 can present as a “surgical abdomen” which may lead to negative laparotomies

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Nsaful, J., Dedey, F., Olayiwola, D., Fenu, B., & Clegg-Lamptey, J. N. (2021). Unusual presentation of coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19): two cases of acute abdomen. Health Sciences Investigations (HSI) Journal, 2(2), 277-280. https://doi.org/10.46829/hsijournal.2021.
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