• Hemant Yadav Pushpanjili Hospital, Rewari.
  • Preetinder Brar Gian Sagar Medical College,Ramnagar
  • Iqbal Singh Fortis hospital, Mohali
  • Rajeev Kapoor
  • Rudra Prasad Doley
  • Jai Dev Wig
Keywords: emergency, gastrointestinal, elderly


Introduction- This study analyzed outcome of elderly patients who underwent emergency surgery for gastrointestinal diseases. Patients and Methods: A case series analysis was conducted over 2 years in Fortis hospital, Mohali, Punjab, in elderly patients who underwent emergency gastrointestinal surgery. Results: Seventy-two elderly patients underwent emergency gastrointestinal surgery over the 2-year period. The mean age of patients was 73.03 SD6.476. 51(70.83%) were men and 21(29.16%) were women, 65(91.67%) patients had coexisting morbidities. Wound infection occurred in 54(75%) patients, respiratory complications in 29(40.03%) and cardiac complications in 20(27.8%). Intensive care unit (ICU) stay of patients ranged from 0-51days, and mean hospital stay of patients was 13.68 SD8.57days and mortality was in 13(18.1%) patients. Conclusions:   This study describes the outcome of operative intervention for gastrointestinal surgical emergencies in the elderly. Results show emergency surgical intervention is safe in elderly despite high incidence of comorbidities.


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How to Cite
H. Yadav, P. Brar, I. Singh, R. Kapoor, R. Doley, and J. Wig, “OUTCOME OF EMERGENCY GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY IN ELDERLY PATIENTS”, JSS, vol. 10, no. 1, May 2023.