Surgical treatment for multinodular goitres in geriatric patients

  title={Surgical treatment for multinodular goitres in geriatric patients},
  author={Antonio Belmonte R{\'i}os and Jose Manuel Rodriguez and Pedro Jos{\'e} Galindo and Manuel Canteras and Pascual Parrilla},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
Although age is not a contraindication for thyroid surgery, few elderly patients undergo surgery due to the greater risk of morbidity. The aims of this study are to determine in patients aged >65 years: (1) whether the indications for surgery on multinodular goitre (MG) differ with respect to younger patients; (2) the surgical results; and (3) whether the postsurgery morbidity and mortality rates are higher. Eighty-one patients aged over 65 years who were receiving surgery for MG were analysed… CONTINUE READING
15 Citations
34 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 15 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 34 references

Special issue on cancer surgery in the elderly (editorial)

  • T Lehnert, PJ Roberts
  • Eur J Surg Oncol
  • 1998
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…