Impact of age on the short-term postoperative outcome of patients undergoing surgery for colorectal carcinoma

@article{Marusch2001ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of age on the short-term postoperative outcome of patients undergoing surgery for colorectal carcinoma},
  author={Frank Marusch and A. Koch and Uwe Schmidt and Roland Zippel and Joerg Gastmeier and Klaus Ludwig and Sven Geissler and Matthias Pross and Ingo Gastinger and Hans Lippert},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={2001},
  volume={17},
  pages={177-184}
}
Background: Patient age has a decisive impact on the short-term postoperative results in surgery for carcinoma. Patients and methods: This prospective multicenter study involved 75 German hospitals and 3756 patients undergoing treatment in 1999: 1447 aged under 65 years, 1847 aged 65–79 years, and 458 aged over 80 years. Results: In the oldest patient group, there was a significantly higher proportion of extensive, localized tumors (UICC stage II: 25.9%, 28.4%, and 36.1%, respectively) and… CONTINUE READING