Esophagectomy in elderly patients: which is the best prognostic score?

@article{Scarpa2016EsophagectomyIE,
  title={Esophagectomy in elderly patients: which is the best prognostic score?},
  author={Marco Scarpa and Bogdan Filip and Francesco Cavallin and Rita Alfieri and Luca Maria Saadeh and Matteo Cagol and Carlo Castoro},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2016},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={
          589-97
        }
}
Our study aimed to identify the best prognostic score for fitness for surgery and postoperative morbidity in elderly patients. A prospectively collected database of a consecutive series of patients with esophageal cancer evaluated for possible esophagectomy at our unit was analyzed. Fitness for surgery and postoperative morbidity were used as measures of outcome. The performances of the Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the enUmeration of Mortality and morbidity (POSSUM) score, the… CONTINUE READING
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