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Table 1 Patients potentially having ACNES visiting the emergency department of a Dutch teaching hospital in 2011-2012

From: Incidence of abdominal pain due to the anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome in an emergency department

  2011 2012 2011/2012
Patient file containing key words ‘ACNES’, ‘intercostal neuralgia’ or ‘abdominal wall pain’ (n) 250 223 473
Presenting to ED with a non abdominal illness (n) 114 72 186
   Trauma 52 27 79
    Fever/malaise 19 6 25
    Pulmonary 10 5 15
    Cardiac 9 11 20
    Neurological 2 3 5
    Skin infection and/or abscess 7 5 12
    Collapse 1 3 4
    Other 14 12 26
Presenting with abdominal pain (n) 136 151 287
ACNES (n) 41 56 97
Excluding patients outside MMC adherence area (n) −6 −3 −9
Diagnosis ACNES within MMC adherence area (n) 35 53 88