Outcomes of damage-control celiotomy in elderly nontrauma patients with intra-abdominal catastrophes.

@article{Subramanian2010OutcomesOD,
  title={Outcomes of damage-control celiotomy in elderly nontrauma patients with intra-abdominal catastrophes.},
  author={Anuradha Subramanian and Courtney J. Balentine and Carlos H. Palacio and Shubhada Sansgiry and David H. Berger and Samir S. Awad},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={200 6},
  pages={783-8; discussion 788-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Damage-control laparotomy, initially developed for trauma patients, has expanded into the general surgery arena. Little evidence exists regarding the utility of damage-control celiotomy (DCCT) in elderly nontrauma patients. Our objective was to review the management and outcomes of DCCT in elderly patients with intra-abdominal catastrophes. METHODS Retrospective chart review from 1998 to 2008 identified cases of DCCT. Demographics, comorbidities, surgical techniques, morbidity, long… CONTINUE READING