Influence of age on the mortality from acute pancreatitis.

  title={Influence of age on the mortality from acute pancreatitis.},
  author={Sheung Tat Fan and Tat K. Choi and Christine S. Lai and John Wong},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={75 5},
The influence of age on the mortality rate of 268 patients with acute pancreatitis was studied. The hospital mortality rate for patients aged below 50 years was 5.9 per cent. The figure increased to 21.3 per cent in patients aged over 75; the high mortality was accounted for by a higher incidence of deaths related to concomitant medical or surgical diseases in the same hospital admission rather than to complications resulting directly from the pathological process of acute pancreatitis. When… CONTINUE READING

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