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March 1989

Emergency Abdominal Operations in the Patient With Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center–Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.

Arch Surg. 1989;124(3):285-286. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1989.01410030031004

• We have reviewed the medical records of ten patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome who required emergency celiotomy in a three-year period. These operations are characterized by a high morbidity and mortality. Careful attention to the support of these immunosuppressed, malnourished patients if emergency operation is necessary may improve the poor results reported herein.

(Arch Surg 1989;124:285-286)