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Outcomes of robot-assisted pancreaticoduodenectomy in patients older than 70 years: a comparative study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20526598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) remains one of the most challenging abdominal procedures and its application in the elderly population is poorly reported in the literature so far. The goal of this study was to demonstrate that robot-assisted PD can be safely performed in patients aged 70 years and older.
METHODS: Forty-one consecutive robot-assisted PD performed between April 2007 and January 2010 were prospectively entered in a dedicated database. Patients were stratified into two groups: group 1, aged > or =70 years (n = 15, 36.6%); and group 2, aged <70 years (n = 26, 63.4%). The data were reviewed retrospectively.
RESULTS: Indications for surgery and patient characteristics were the same in both groups, with the exception of age. There was no statistical difference in terms of operative time (P = 0.376), blood loss (P = 0.989), conversion rate (P = 0.52), mortality (P = 0.36), or overall morbidity rate (P = 0.74). The mean hospital stay was 14.3 days in group 1 and 11.2 days in group 2. This was not statistically significant (P = 0.136).
CONCLUSIONS: Robot-assisted pancreaticoduodenectomy can be performed safely in elderly patients with comparable mortality, morbidity, and outcomes compared with a younger population. Age alone should not be a contraindication for robotic pancreatic resection.
Nicolas C Buchs; Pietro Addeo; Francesco M Bianco; Antonio Gangemi; Subhashini M Ayloo; Pier C Giulianotti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of surgery     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1432-2323     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-09     Completed Date:  2010-12-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704052     Medline TA:  World J Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2109-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of General, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, 840 S. Wood Street, Suite 435 E, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Pancreatic Diseases / epidemiology,  surgery*
Pancreatic Neoplasms / epidemiology,  surgery
Pancreaticoduodenectomy / methods*,  mortality
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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