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Title: [Surgery in the octogenarian (introduction). Results of a national survey]
Authors: Mendes da Costa, P ×
Allegaert, Walter
Denis, L
Deschreyer, M
Flamme, A
Goldschmidt, D
Huyghe, J
Iarchy, J
Kiekens, R
Lantin, F
Lemaire, Raymond
Nevelsteen, André
Potvliege, M
Van Bastelaere, W
Van Geertruyden, J
Van Regemorter, G
Verbruggen, P
Vossaert, P #
Issue Date: Jan-1983
Series Title: Acta Chirurgica Belgica vol:Suppl pages:3-7
Abstract: Presentation of the results of a national, multicentric and retrospective study regarding the surgery of the octogenarian. The series counts 7,407 patients accepted for surgery, and which can be divided into 4,581 women (61.8%) and 2,826 men (38.2%) of an average age of 84.4 years old (extremities 80-101 years old). The global mortality of this population of elderly (whether operated on or not) amounts to 16.7%. The postoperative mortality of the 4,177 operated patients is 18.2% with different rates according to the surgical disciplines: 34.7% for surgery of the colon, 23.2% for bone surgery, 22.4% for vascular surgery, 15.3% for biliary surgery, 8.7% for urologic surgery and 5.6% for cardiac surgery.
ISSN: 0001-5458
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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