CLINICAL FEATURES AND DIAGNOSIS OF ACUTE APPENDICITIS IN ELDERLY PATIENTS
Summary. Aim. To analyze features of clinic and diagnostics of acute appendicitis (AA) in elderly patients.
Materials and methods. The work is based on the analysis of the results of treatment of 38 patients with AA clinic at the age > 60 years.
Results. The patients were divided into prognostic groups according to the Alvarado scale. The diagnostic algorithm for each group is compiled and the characteristics of clinical features, laboratory parameters, instrumental methods are given.
Conclusion. Only 23.6 % of patients older than 60 years are diagnosed with AA based on objective data, which is why computed tomography or diagnostic laparoscopy is required in the diagnostic algorithm.
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