Peptic Ulcer Perforation in Elderly: 10 years' Experience of a Single Institution


GÖKAKIN A. K. , ATABEY M., KOYUNCU A., TOPÇU Ö.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY, vol.10, no.4, pp.198-201, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijge.2013.03.009
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.198-201

Abstract

Background: Peptic ulcer perforation (PUP) constitutes a unique situation characterized by severe pain, leading almost every patient with this complication to seek help in the hospital. However, clinical features of PUP in elderly patients are different from those of young or in adult patients; indeed, symptoms of PUP may be atypical in old age.