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Anterior abdominal wall abscess as a complication of appendicular mass in elderly

Mohamad, Ikhwan Sani and Che Alhadi, Shahidah and Abu bakar, Norzila and Zakaria, Zaidi (2013) Anterior abdominal wall abscess as a complication of appendicular mass in elderly. Tropical Medicine & Surgery, 1 (5). pp. 1-2. ISSN 2329-9088

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Appendicitis in the elderly continues to be a challenging surgical problem. Patients usually present late with atypical presentations. The diagnosis of appendicitis is often difficult to establish and there are increased rate of perforation and mortality. Abscess formation with extension to anterior abdominal wall as reported in this case is rather rare. Older patients also tend to undergo more complicated operative procedures and higher rate of postoperative morbidity and mortality. We reported a case of atypical presentation of appendicitis as anterior abdominal abscess and postoperative challenges in geriatric surgery.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Additional Information: 69836/6885
Uncontrolled Keywords: Appendicular mass; Anterior abdominal wall abscess
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Surgery
Depositing User: Asst. Prof Shahidah Che Alhadi
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 19:57
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 19:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/69836

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