Abdominal pain (geriatrics)

For standard adult patients see Abdominal pain.


Side-by-side comparison of quadrants and regions.
Chart of commonly reported referred pain sites.
  • Elderly patients
    • Surgical emergencies are more common in elderly than in any other patient population
    • Viral gastroenteritis is uncommon
    • Conservative admission strategy is strongly advocated
  • Patients with immunosuppression often have delayed or atypical presentations
  • Fever is not a reliable marker for surgical disease


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