Abdominal Pain in the Geriatric Patient.
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2016 May;34(2):363-75
Authors: Leuthauser A, McVane B
Abdominal pain in the elderly can be a challenging and difficult condition to diagnose and treat. The geriatric population has significant comorbidities and often takes polypharmacy that can mask symptoms. The presentation of common conditions can be different than that in the younger population, often lacking the traditional indicators of disease, making it of pivotal importance for the clinician to consider a wide differential during their workup. It is also important to consider extra-abdominal abnormality that may manifest as abdominal pain.
PMID: 27133249 [PubMed - in process]