Pancreatic resection in the elderly.

  title={Pancreatic resection in the elderly.},
  author={Amy M. Lightner and Robert E. Glasgow and Thomas H. Jordan and Alexander D Krassner and Lawrence W. Way and Sean J. Mulvihill and Kimberly S. Kirkwood},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={198 5},
BACKGROUND Elderly patients undergoing pancreatic resection present unique challenges in postoperative care. Although mortality rates among elderly patients after pancreatectomy at high-volume centers is known to be low, the anticipated decline in functional status and nutritional parameters has received little attention. Functional decline is an unrecognized but critically important consequence of pancreatic resection in older patients. STUDY DESIGN This study is a retrospective review… CONTINUE READING

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