Annals of African Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 249--251

Perforated appendicitis in a septuagenarian


Robert B Sanda, Salah I Seliem, Elrasheed Omar, Syed Ashraf 
 Department of Surgery, Drumheller Hospital, Drumheller AB, T0J 0Y1, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Robert B Sanda
Department of Surgery, Drumheller Hospital, Drumheller AB, T0J 0Y1
Canada

Appendicitis in the elderly is becoming an increasingly frequent clinical encounter due to the increased life expectancy in the human race over the last half-century. Appendicitis in this age group has, therefore, become relatively more common with an atypical presentation that incurs delay in diagnosis with attendant morbidity and mortality. We present a septuagenarian who presented atypically with a rapidly progressing feature of appendicitis that emphasizes the need for early operative intervention. In addition, the patient presented with other comorbidities that could detract from a diagnosis of appendicitis to the unwary.


How to cite this article:
Sanda RB, Seliem SI, Omar E, Ashraf S. Perforated appendicitis in a septuagenarian.Ann Afr Med 2011;10:249-251


How to cite this URL:
Sanda RB, Seliem SI, Omar E, Ashraf S. Perforated appendicitis in a septuagenarian. Ann Afr Med [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Nov 30 ];10:249-251
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