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NASA syndromeJoe Segen2016-12-07T19:46:56+00:00
A popular term for an acute abdomen which has been examined by a surgeon, who deems surgery unnecessary, and punts the case back (“turfs”) to the medical team for a diagnostic work-up and management.
Synonym Not a surgical abdomen syndrome
Reference JAMA 1992; 267:2330, 268:2030c