Major resection of hepatic colorectal liver metastases in elderly patients - an aggressive approach is justified.

@article{Mann2008MajorRO,
  title={Major resection of hepatic colorectal liver metastases in elderly patients - an aggressive approach is justified.},
  author={Christopher D. Mann and Christopher P. Neal and Clare J. Pattenden and Matthew S. Metcalfe and Giuseppe S. Garcea and Ashley Robert Dennison and David Paul Berry},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={428-32}
}
AIMS With a progressively ageing population, increasing numbers of elderly patients will present with colorectal metastases and be referred for surgical resection. The aim of this study was to assess the safety of hepatic resection in patients over 70 years of age by comparing outcomes with those of a younger cohort of patients. METHODS Forty-nine patients over 70 years of age who underwent hepatic resection of colorectal liver metastases were compared to 142 patients less than 70 years of… CONTINUE READING

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