Diverticulitis and Appendicitis in the Elderly

  • Scott C. Thornton


Elderly patients are often difficult to be correctly diagnosed due to nonroutine presentations. Once treated, they more frequently have complications with medical therapies aimed at cure. The following case presentation illustrates many of these problems found when treating older patients.


Acute Appendicitis Diverticular Disease Primary Anastomosis Intraluminal Pressure Acute Diverticulitis 
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  1. 1.Department of General Surgery, Bridgeport HospitalYale UniversityBridgeportUSA

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