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March 1989

Emergency Abdominal Operations in the Patient With Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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)