Is 80 years too old for aneurysmectomy?

  title={Is 80 years too old for aneurysmectomy?},
  author={Thomas F O'donnell and R Clement Darling and R R Linton},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={111 11},
The records of 111 patients, 80 years of age or older, with a primary diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm(AAA) showed that 86 patients underwent aneurysm resection and grafting. Ruptured AAAs (n=30) were associated with an operative mortality of 74%. By contrast, AAA resection in the expanding aneurysm group (n=19) and in the elective surgery group (n=44) was associated with a 10% and 2% mortality, respectively. Thus, resection of a nonruptured AAA in 63 octogenarians was carried out with an… CONTINUE READING
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