Aneurysmectomy in the octogenarian. A study of morbidity and quality of survival.

@article{Treiman1982AneurysmectomyIT,
  title={Aneurysmectomy in the octogenarian. A study of morbidity and quality of survival.},
  author={Richard L Treiman and K A Levine and Joseph L. Cohen and David V Cossman and R F Foran and Phillip M Levin},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1982},
  volume={144 2},
  pages={194-7}
}
The records of 52 octogenarians who underwent resection of an abdominal aortic aneurysm were reviewed. Thirty-five elective operations were performed with an operative mortality of 8.6 percent, which was twice that of the group less than 80 years of age. Seventeen emergency operations were performed for rupture with an operative mortality of 58.8 percent. Postoperative follow-up in the elective group found that by 6 months 93 percent of surviving patients had returned to their preoperative… CONTINUE READING