TITLE

Impact of age-related comorbidity on results of colorectal cancer surgery

AUTHOR(S)
Pedrazzani, Corrado; Cerullo, Guido; De Marco, Giovanni; Marrelli, Daniele; Neri, Alessandro; De Stefano, Alfonso; Pinto, Enrico; Roviello, Franco
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
World Journal of Gastroenterology;12/7/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 45, p5706
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
AIM: To analyze the correlation between preexisting comorbidity and other clinicopathological features, short-term surgical outcome and long-term survival in elderly patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: According to age, 403 patients operated on for CRC in our department were divided into group A (< 70 years old) and group B (≥ 70 years old) and analyzed statistically. RESULTS: Rectal localization prevailed in group A (31.6% vs 19.7%, P = 0.027), whereas the percentage of R0 resections was 77% in the two groups. Comorbidity rate was 46.2% and 69.1% for group A and B, respectively (P < 0.001), with a huge difference as regards cardiovascular diseases. Overall, postoperative morbidity was 16.9% and 20.8% in group A and B, respectively (P = 0.367), whereas mortality was limited to group B (4.5%, P = 0.001). In both groups, patients who suffered from postoperative complications had a higher overall comorbidity rate, with preexisting cardiovascular diseases prevailing in group B (P = 0.003). Overall 5-year survival rate was significantly better for group A (75.2% vs 55%, P = 0.006), whereas no significant difference was observed considering disease-specific survival (76.3% vs 76.9%, P = 0.674). CONCLUSION: In spite of an increase in postoperative mortality and a lower overall long-term survival for patients aged ≥ 70 years old, it should be considered that, even in the elderly group, a significant number of patients is alive 5 years after CRC resection.
ACCESSION #
47234804

 

Related Articles

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics