Which factors increase the risk of death from intestinal perforation?

Updated: Jul 24, 2020
  • Author: Samy A Azer, MD, PhD, MPH; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Answer

Outcome is improved with early diagnosis and treatment. The following factors increase the risk of death:

  • Advanced age
  • Presence of preexisting underlying disease
  • Malnutrition
  • The nature of the primary cause of bowel perforation
  • Appearance of complications

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