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Laparoscopic vs. open colectomies in octogenarians: a case-matched control study.
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PMID:  16086219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to define any benefits in terms of early outcome for laparoscopic colectomy in patients over 80 years old compared with open colectomy. METHODS: Sixty-one patients undergoing laparoscopic colectomy for colorectal cancer were matched to 61 open colectomy patients for gender, age, year of surgery, site of cancer, and comorbidity on admission. Independence status on admission and at discharge from the hospital was also evaluated. RESULTS: Mean (standard deviation) age was 82.3 (3.5) years in the laparoscopy group and 83.1 (3.3) years in the open group. Conversion rate was 6.1 percent. Operative time was 49 minutes longer in the laparoscopy group (P = 0.001). The overall mortality rate was 2.4 percent. The morbidity rate was 21.5 percent in the laparoscopy group and 31.1 percent in the open group (P = 0.30). Patients in the laparoscopy group had a faster recovery of bowel function (P = 0.01) and a significant reduction of the mean length of hospital stay (9.8 vs. 12.9 days for the open group, P = 0.001). Laparoscopy allowed a better preservation of postoperative independence status compared with the that of the open group (P = 0.02). CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic colectomy for cancer in octogenarians is safe and beneficial including preservation of postoperative independence and a reduction of length of hospital stay.
Andrea Vignali; Saverio Di Palo; Andrea Tamburini; Giovanni Radaelli; Elena Orsenigo; Carlo Staudacher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the colon and rectum     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0012-3706     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Colon Rectum     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-23     Completed Date:  2006-01-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372764     Medline TA:  Dis Colon Rectum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2070-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, IRCCS San Raffaele, University Vita-salute, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Colectomy* / adverse effects
Colonic Neoplasms / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Recovery of Function
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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