Laparoscopy could be the best approach to treat colorectal cancer in selected patients aged over 80 years: Outcomes from a multicenter study.

@article{Rinaldi2017LaparoscopyCB,
  title={Laparoscopy could be the best approach to treat colorectal cancer in selected patients aged over 80 years: Outcomes from a multicenter study.},
  author={Leslie Rinaldi and Mehdi Ouaissi and Gabriele Barabino and Anderson Loundou and L{\'e}a Clavel and Igor Sielezneff and Xavier Roblin and Jack Porcheron and Nicolas Williet and David Fuks and Brice Gayet and J M Phelip},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2017},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={84-90}
}
BACKGROUND The efficacy and safety of treating elderly patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) is of concern. This study aimed to compare the short- and long-term outcomes of elective laparoscopic vs. open surgery to treat CRC in very elderly patients. METHODS All patients aged >80 years and who had undergone a colectomy for CRC without metastasis between… CONTINUE READING