Quality of life of octogenarians after aneurysm surgery.

@article{Currie1992QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life of octogenarians after aneurysm surgery.},
  author={Iain Currie and David J. Scott and Andrew Robson and Michael Horrocks},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  year={1992},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={269-73}
}
Abdominal aneurysm repair in octogenarians is controversial. To justify surgery, survival with a reasonable quality of life is required. Between 1980 and 1988, 34 octogenarians underwent aortic aneurysm surgery (14 elective, 20 emergency). Of the 21 survivors, 20 were interviewed to determine their quality of life. At the time of interview the patients had a median survival of 19 months (range 4-67 months). Twenty age/sex matched normal patients, from the same GP population, were interviewed… CONTINUE READING

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