Resection for esophageal cancer in the elderly.

Abstract

Although studies differ in their definition of the older patient, increasing age, when considered as a continuum, is associated with greater operative mortality. Complication rates also seem to be significantly higher with advancing age, possibly because of limited physiologic reserve. As the understanding of risk factors for perioperative morbidity and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2009.06.002

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@article{Chang2009ResectionFE, title={Resection for esophageal cancer in the elderly.}, author={Andrew Chang and Julia Shin-Jung Lee}, journal={Thoracic surgery clinics}, year={2009}, volume={19 3}, pages={333-43} }