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Table 5 Several classic surgical diagnoses which could be treated in medical departments, especially in elderly patients with co-morbidities, functional and cognitive impairments who are poor surgical candidates

From: Characteristics and outcome of elderly patients admitted for acute Cholecystitis to medical or surgical wards

No.Diagnoses
1Acute cholecystitis
2Ascending cholangitis
3Pancreatitis, not gallstone-related
4Gastro-intestinal bleeding, not life-threatening
5Liver abscess, including gallstone-related
6Diverticulitis