Appendicitis in the elderly.

  title={Appendicitis in the elderly.},
  author={Jeng Farn Lee and Chon Kar Leow and W. Y. Lau},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  volume={70 8},
BACKGROUND Acute appendicitis in the elderly (i.e. those over 60 years of age) is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. The present retrospective study reviews 10 years ( 1986-1996) of experience and outcome in treating acute appendicitis in patients aged 60 or above. METHODS One hundred and thirty patients with acute appendicitis were identified and their case notes reviewed. RESULTS Acute appendicitis was diagnosed at admission in 84 patients (64.6%). The remaining patients… CONTINUE READING


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