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Elderly patients with acute abdominal pain present diagnostic . rises dramatically in the elderly, reaching nearly 80% in people over the age.
Acute abdominal pain is a common presenting complaint in older patients. classic symptoms, because they often are absent in older persons.
Abstract. The acute abdomen is a common condition in older people. Half of all presentations to hospital require admission, with a third requiring immediate.