Revista Médica Electrónica
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CASTILLO LAMAS, Libardo et al. Emergency abdominal surgery in elderly people. Teaching Military Hospital “Mario Muñoz Monroy. Rev. Med. Electrón. [online]. 2009, vol.31, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1684-1824.
In 2002 the United Nations Organization announced that at around the middle of the XXI century the elder population will surpass the young one. Our objective was determining the morbimorbitality of the emergency abdominal surgery in elderly people, carrying out a prospective descriptive study. We analyzed the sixty-years-old and more patients operated of emergency abdominal surgery in the period from January 2005 to January 2008. The predominant age group was the one between 70 and 79 years old, with 42 patients. The emergency abdominal surgery represented the 23.1 % of the total of the abdominal surgeries in elderly people; the main risk facts were diseases of cardiovascular origin: 35.2 %. 41.0 % had more than one risk fact. There was a predominance of patients classified as ASA II (57.5 %). The disease with the highest incidence was complicated abdominal hernias (42.2 %). The series global mortality was 20 %.
Palavras-chave : ABDOMEN, ACUTE [surgery]; INDICATORS OF MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY; RISK FACTORS; CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES [etiology]; HERNIA, ABDOMINAL [diagnosis ]; INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION [diagnosis]; INFECTION [mortality]; HUMANS; AGED.