Anterior Abdominal Wall Abscess as a Complication of Appendicular Mass in Elderly
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ikhwan Sani Mohamad
Department of Surgery
Universiti Sains, Malaysia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 09, 2013; Accepted Date: August 24, 2013; Published Date: August 31, 2013
Citation: Mohamad IS, Hadi SCA, Bakar NA, Zakaria Z (2013) Anterior Abdominal Wall Abscess as a Complication of Appendicular Mass in Elderly. Trop Med Surg 1:137. doi: 10.4172/2329-9088.1000137
Copyright: © 2013 Mohamad IS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Appendicitis in the elderly continues to be a challenging surgical problem. Patients usually present late with atypical presentations. The diagnosis of appendicitis is often difficult to establish and there are increased rate of perforation and mortality. Abscess formation with extension to anterior abdominal wall as reported in this case is rather rare. Older patients also tend to undergo more complicated operative procedures and higher rate of postoperative morbidity and mortality. We reported a case of atypical presentation of appendicitis as anterior abdominal abscess and postoperative challenges in geriatric surgery.