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CURRENT ISSUECHIRURGIA

A Journal on Surgery

Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0394-9508

Online ISSN 1827-1782

 

Chirurgia 2009 April;22(2):69-78

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Abdominal pain in surgery

Russo A.

Struttura Ospedaliera Complessa Pronto Soccorso Chirurgico Presidio Ospedaliero “Leopoldo Parodi Delfino” ASL Roma G, Colleferro, Roma, Italia

Abdominal pain, considered the principal, but not the only, symptom of surgical emergencies, causes hospitalization of 75% of the elderly (65 years older patients) in the First Aid Departments, and of 20-40% of hospitalizations among adults (<65 years); acute symptoms show global mortality rate of 4% while mortality rate among surgical eligible subjects reaches 8%. The most important surgical pathologies, arising with abdominal pain, are discussed in this brief discussion.

language: Italian


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