Detailed analysis of morbidity following nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma in octogenarians.

@article{Berger2012DetailedAO,
  title={Detailed analysis of morbidity following nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma in octogenarians.},
  author={Julien Berger and Tarek Fardoun and El{\'e}na Brassart and Gr{\'e}goire Capon and Pierre Bigot and J. Bernhard and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Rigaud and Jean-Jacques Patard and Aurelien Descazeaud},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2012},
  volume={188 3},
  pages={
          736-40
        }
}
PURPOSE We evaluated the morbidity of nephrectomy in patients older than age 80 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between June 2002 and March 2011, 2,530 patients underwent surgery for renal tumor at 5 French academic centers. Of these patients 180 (7.1%) were age 80 years or older, including 22 (12%) and 158 (88%) who underwent partial and radical nephrectomy, respectively, and 47 (26.1%) who were treated with a laparoscopic approach. RESULTS Mean patient age was 82.3 years. Median Charlson… CONTINUE READING
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