Perioperative Morbidity and Mortality in Elderly Gynecological Oncological Patients (≥70 Years) by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classes

@article{Giannice2004PerioperativeMA,
  title={Perioperative Morbidity and Mortality in Elderly Gynecological Oncological Patients (≥70 Years) by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classes},
  author={PhD Raffaella Giannice and PhD Elvira Foti and Antonella Poerio and PhD Elisabetta Marana and PhD Salvatore Mancuso and PhD Giovanni Scambia},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={11},
  pages={219-225}
}
Background: We evaluated the morbidity and mortality associated with American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classes III and IV versus ASA classes I and II in elderly women (≥70 years) undergoing gynecological oncological surgery. Methods: From 1986 to 2000, we retrospectively collected patients ≥70 years of age undergoing oncological gynecological surgery. The study population consisted of 121 ASA class III and IV patients. The control group consisted of the same number of patients with… CONTINUE READING

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