[Surgery in the octogenarian (introduction). Results of a national survey]
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 #
Acta Chirurgica Belgica vol:Suppl pages:3-7
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.