Short-and long-term outcomes of surgery for diffuse peritonitis in patients 80 years of age and older

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We evaluated the impact of advanced age on the morbidity, mortality, and long-term outcome after emergency surgery for diffuse peritonitis. We retrospectively evaluated the mortality and morbidity rates in 36 patients who were 80 years of age or older and who had undergone emergency surgery for diffuse peritonitis, and calculated 5-year survival by the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00595-007-3658-6

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@article{Okubo2007ShortandLO, title={Short-and long-term outcomes of surgery for diffuse peritonitis in patients 80 years of age and older}, author={Ryoko Okubo and Kazuhito Yajima and Yasuo Sakai and Tomoki Kido and Ken-ichiro Hirano and Nobuyuki Musha and Toshihiro Tsubono and Katsuyoshi Hatakeyama}, journal={Surgery Today}, year={2007}, volume={38}, pages={413-419} }