NASA syndrome

Short for Not a Surgical Abdomen. A popular term for an acute abdomen examined by a surgeon, which is deemed not to require surgery, and thus punted back (‘turfed’) to the medical team for a diagnostic work-up and management
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NASA syndrome

Not a surgical abdomen Surgery A popular term for an acute abdomen examined by a surgeon, and deemed not to require surgical intervention and is thus 'punted back' to the nonsurgical attending physician for a diagnostic workup
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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