Acute Surgical Emergencies in Patients at or Near the End of Life Article

PMID: 22190885 Web of Science: 000420230100013

Cited authors

  • Townsend, Michael C.


  • Patients with advanced or incurable preexisting illnesses often develop acute surgical emergencies. The decision to proceed with aggressive surgical intervention or provide comfort measures and symptomatic relief is often difficult. This article provides an organized overview of the multiple considerations required to produce optimal patient outcome.

Publication date

  • 2011

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1524-5012

Start page

  • 338

End page

  • 341


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