[Advantages and characteristics of the laparoscopic approach in the elderly].

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Both the age of the population and anesthetic and surgical techniques are advancing. Currently, 40% of surgical activity is performed in patients older than 65 years, who present a higher surgical risk than younger patients. The aim of treatment in the elderly is to provide the best possible quality of life, even though this represents a surgical challenge… (More)

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@article{MoralesConde2005AdvantagesAC, title={[Advantages and characteristics of the laparoscopic approach in the elderly].}, author={Salvador Morales-Conde and J. C. Gomez and A. Cano and I S{\'a}nchez-Matamoros and Jos{\'e} A. Vald{\'e}s and M. Diaz and A. P{\'e}rez and Jorge Bellido and P. Fern{\'a}ndez and R. Perez and J. L{\'o}pez and M. Martin and Jos{\'e} Cantillana}, journal={Cirugia espanola}, year={2005}, volume={78 5}, pages={283-92} }