posted by Michelle .
A 56 year old obese male is rushed to the ER via ambulance. The EMS team reports he was
found non- responsive and in shock. Additionally, they note he has a stiff rigid abdomen and can
feel a large lump near the midline. Upon questioning, his wife explained that her husband was
complaining of incredible acute pain in his abdomen and back. When she returned from calling
911 she found him pale, clammy and confused. You are asked to prepare the OR for an
emergency surgery… Please indicate the following: 1. List the patient’s most likely pathology