[Lung surgery in elderly patients--an increased risk?].

During 1990 to 1994, 180 pulmonary resections and 7 exploratory thoracotomies were performed and retrospectively analyzed for age-dependent hospital morbidity and mortality. Out of 141 men and 47 women (average age 60.4 +/- 11.9 years), 45 patients were 70 years or older (median 73 years). Mean ASA classification values were similar between patients under… CONTINUE READING