Perioperative complications of endoscopic submucosal dissection for early gastric cancer in elderly Japanese patients 75 years of age or older.

@article{Chinda2015PerioperativeCO,
  title={Perioperative complications of endoscopic submucosal dissection for early gastric cancer in elderly Japanese patients 75 years of age or older.},
  author={Daisuke Chinda and Yoshio Sasaki and Tetsuya Tatsuta and Kiyoto Tsushima and Toyohito Wada and Tadashi Shimoyama and Shinsaku Fukuda},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={267-72}
}
OBJECTIVE The number of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) procedures for early gastric cancers among patients 75 years of age or older has been increasing. We herein examined both the outcomes and complications of ESD in elderly patients. METHODS We investigated the effects of underlying diseases, lesion characteristics, treatment outcomes and complications during and in the postoperative periods of ESD among elderly patients 75 years of age or older versus non-elderly patients less than… CONTINUE READING
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