Colorectal cancer in patients over 75 years of age--determinants of outcome.

  title={Colorectal cancer in patients over 75 years of age--determinants of outcome.},
  author={Ola Hessman and Leif A Bergkvist and Stefan Str{\"o}m},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  volume={23 1},
Two hundred and two consecutive patients with colorectal cancer, aged 75 years or older, diagnosed between 1980 and 1990, were followed up from the date of diagnosis until their death or until October 1994. Of these, 194 underwent some type of surgery, in 151 cases elective and in 43 emergency. The peri-operative mortality rate was 10.8% and the overall 5-year survival rate 28%. The ASA score was a predictor for both peri-operative mortality and survival. Peri-operative mortality was… CONTINUE READING

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