HYPOTHESIS: The treatment of cancer in elderly patients has become a global clinical issue, considering the increasingly longer life expectancy. Three quarters of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma are older than 60 years. Surgical resection is the only chance of cure, and early outcome of pancreaticoduodenectomy in elderly patients is comparable with that obtained in a younger population. DESIGN: During an 11-year period, 166 patients underwent curative pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Clinical and demographic factors were evaluated by univariate and multivariate analyses to test their effect on early outcome. SETTING: State university medical school tertiary care center. PATIENTS: One hundred sixty-six patients underwent curative pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. They were divided into 2 groups according to age (group A for patients older than 70 years, group B for patients younger than 70 years). INTERVENTION: Pancreaticoduodenectom...

Surgical treatment of pancreatic head carcinoma in elderly patients.

PUMA, Francesco;
2006

Abstract

HYPOTHESIS: The treatment of cancer in elderly patients has become a global clinical issue, considering the increasingly longer life expectancy. Three quarters of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma are older than 60 years. Surgical resection is the only chance of cure, and early outcome of pancreaticoduodenectomy in elderly patients is comparable with that obtained in a younger population. DESIGN: During an 11-year period, 166 patients underwent curative pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Clinical and demographic factors were evaluated by univariate and multivariate analyses to test their effect on early outcome. SETTING: State university medical school tertiary care center. PATIENTS: One hundred sixty-six patients underwent curative pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. They were divided into 2 groups according to age (group A for patients older than 70 years, group B for patients younger than 70 years). INTERVENTION: Pancreaticoduodenectom...
2006
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