Surgical management of acute cholecystitis in patients 65 years of age and older.

@article{Glenn1981SurgicalMO,
  title={Surgical management of acute cholecystitis in patients 65 years of age and older.},
  author={F. Glenn},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1981},
  volume={193 1},
  pages={
          56-9
        }
}
  • F. Glenn
  • Published 1981
  • Medicine
  • Annals of surgery
  • The proportion of the population of the U.S. 65 years of age and over is increasing. Biliary tract disease is estimated to involve 15% of the adult population. A review of 12,200 patients treated surgically at one medical center reveals that 2401 (20%) had acute cholecystitis. There were 93 deaths, for a mortality rate of 3.8%. Sixty-five of the 93 deaths, for a mortality rate of 3.8%. Sixty-five of the 93 deaths occurred in 665 patients 65 years of age and older, for a mortality rate of 9.8… CONTINUE READING
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