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Title in English Abdominal pain in elderly


Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Geriatrie a gerontologie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Keywords abdominal pain; elderly; atypical symptoms
Description Diagnosing abdominal pain in the senior population is often very challenging and finding the right etiology is not always an easy task. This is related to the specific features of old age pathologies where patients are often multimorbid using large amounts of medication and many symptoms are obscured or atypical. The most common etiology of non-acute abdominal pain in the elderly is urinary tract infection and constipation. In terms of surgical intervention, the most common cause of acute abdominal pain arises from pancreato-biliary region. Due to demographic aspects and the number of patients in emergency departments will continue to grow. Making the right diagnosis and having comprehensive approach would be the key to successful patient management. In this article we will focus mainly on the review of acute abdominal pain in senior population, its etiology, clinical aspects, diagnosis and treatment.
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