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  1. Appendicitis. Overall, older patients prove more likely to harbor serious abdominal disorders than younger patients. Comparative studies demonstrate that, except for appendicitis, all of the potentially surgical etiologies of acute abdominal pain listed (cholecystitis, diverticular disease, intestinal obstruction, vascular-related pathology) occur with increasing frequency in patients older than age 50 years.

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