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Geriatrische Tumorchirurgie — Wandel des Krankengutes

  • E. Hagmüller
  • J. Winter
  • A. Richter
  • M. Trede
Conference paper
Part of the Langenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie book series (DTGESCHIR, volume 1996)

Changesn in Tumor Surgery in Elderly Patients

Summary

The comparison of our surgical tumor patients over 65 years of age treated in 1973–1974 or 1993–1994 showed the following results: increased average age and more patients with a greater unfavorable preoperative risk profile, an increase in colorectal tumors, a decrease in gastric carcinomas, no changes in tumor stages, more frequent sphincter-preserving operations for rectal tumors, an increase in the curative resection rate, lower mortality and shorter hospital stays. A curative resection of a malignant tumor is justified in the majority of elderly patients and should be performed considering the postoperative quality of life.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Hagmüller
    • 1
  • J. Winter
    • 1
  • A. Richter
    • 1
  • M. Trede
    • 1
  1. 1.Chirurgische Universitätsklinik, Klinikum Mannheim, Fakultät für Klinische Medizin MannheimRuprecht-Karl-Universität HeidelbergMannheimDeutschland

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