Abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery in octogenarians.


BACKGROUND It is difficult to decide whether to operate on a symptomless, abdominal aortic aneurysm in an elderly person almost in the last decade of their life. PATIENTS AND METHODS A comparative retrospective review was undertaken of 77 octogenarians and 692 other patients aged less than 80 treated for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms between… (More)