Emergency abdominal surgery in the elderly represents a global issue. Diagnosis of AA in old patients is often more difficult. Appendectomy remains the gold standard of treatment and, even though it is performed almost exclusively with a minimally invasive technique, it can still represent a great risk for the elderly patient, especially above 80 years of age. A careful selection of elderly patients to be directed to surgery is, therefore, fundamental. The primary aim was to critically appraise and compare the clinical-pathological characteristics and the outcomes between oldest old (≥ 80 years) and elderly (65-79 years) patients with Acute Appendicitis (AA).

Clinical-pathological features and treatment of acute appendicitis in the very elderly: an interim analysis of the FRAILESEL Italian multicentre prospective study / Fransvea, Pietro; Fico, Valeria; Cozza, Valerio; Costa, Gianluca; Lepre, Luca; Mercantini, Paolo; La Greca, Antonio; Sganga, Gabriele. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY. - ISSN 1863-9941. - 48:2(2022), pp. 1177-1188. [10.1007/s00068-021-01645-9]

Clinical-pathological features and treatment of acute appendicitis in the very elderly: an interim analysis of the FRAILESEL Italian multicentre prospective study

Fransvea, Pietro;Cozza, Valerio;Mercantini, Paolo;
2022

Abstract

Emergency abdominal surgery in the elderly represents a global issue. Diagnosis of AA in old patients is often more difficult. Appendectomy remains the gold standard of treatment and, even though it is performed almost exclusively with a minimally invasive technique, it can still represent a great risk for the elderly patient, especially above 80 years of age. A careful selection of elderly patients to be directed to surgery is, therefore, fundamental. The primary aim was to critically appraise and compare the clinical-pathological characteristics and the outcomes between oldest old (≥ 80 years) and elderly (65-79 years) patients with Acute Appendicitis (AA).
2022
acute appendicitis; elderly; very elderly; acute disease; aged; aged, 80 and over; appendectomy; humans; length of stay; postoperative complications; prospective studies; retrospective studies; appendicitis; laparoscopy
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Clinical-pathological features and treatment of acute appendicitis in the very elderly: an interim analysis of the FRAILESEL Italian multicentre prospective study / Fransvea, Pietro; Fico, Valeria; Cozza, Valerio; Costa, Gianluca; Lepre, Luca; Mercantini, Paolo; La Greca, Antonio; Sganga, Gabriele. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY. - ISSN 1863-9941. - 48:2(2022), pp. 1177-1188. [10.1007/s00068-021-01645-9]
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