As the world population is progressively ageing, more and more elderly patients will require cancer surgery. Although curative surgery is the treatment of choice for resectable colorectal cancer (CRC), it is still debated whether elderly frail patients should undergo major cancer surgery due to the increased risk of postoperative and long-term mortality. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the impact of age and comorbidities on postoperative mortality/morbidity and long-term outcomes, looking for potential age-related survival differences.

Impact of age and comorbidities on short- and long-term outcomes of patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer

Turri, Giulia;Caliskan, Gulser;Conti, Cristian;Martinelli, Luigi;De Giulio, Ernesto;Ruzzenente, Andrea;Guglielmi, Alfredo;Verlato, Giuseppe;Pedrazzani, Corrado
2022

Abstract

As the world population is progressively ageing, more and more elderly patients will require cancer surgery. Although curative surgery is the treatment of choice for resectable colorectal cancer (CRC), it is still debated whether elderly frail patients should undergo major cancer surgery due to the increased risk of postoperative and long-term mortality. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the impact of age and comorbidities on postoperative mortality/morbidity and long-term outcomes, looking for potential age-related survival differences.
colorectal cancer surgery; comorbidities; elderly patients; mortality; survival
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