Value of Laparoscopic Appendectomy in the Elderly Patient

@article{Kirshtein2008ValueOL,
  title={Value of Laparoscopic Appendectomy in the Elderly Patient},
  author={Boris Kirshtein and Zvi H Perry and Solly Mizrahi and Leonid Lantsberg},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={33},
  pages={918-922}
}
Acute appendicitis (AA) in elderly patients (60 years of age and older) is a challenging problem associated with significant morbidity and mortality when perforation is present. We hypothesized that laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) would enable an earlier correct diagnosis and have advantages in elderly patients. We performed a retrospective review of patients who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy for suspected AA. Data of elderly patients were compared to data of younger patients (18 to <60… CONTINUE READING
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