Which factors increase the risk for morbidity and mortality in abdominal abscess?

Updated: Mar 27, 2020
  • Author: Alan A Saber, MD, MS, FACS, FASMBS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Answer

Risk factors for morbidity and mortality include the following [1, 6] :

  • Multiple surgical procedures
  • Age older than 50 years
  • Multiple organ failure
  • Complex, recurrent, or persistent abscesses

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