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Erweiterte Colorectale Carcinomchirurgie im Alter — ein berechtigter Therapieansatz

  • M. Kästei
  • K.-H. Schultheis
  • St. Ruckriegel
  • Ch. Gebhardt
Conference paper
Part of the Langenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie book series (DTGESCHIR, volume 1996)

Schlüsselwörter

Colorectales Carcinom erweitere Resektion Alterschirurgie 

Extended Resection for Carcinomas of the Colon and Rectum on Older Patients: A Justified Approach of Therapy

Summary

Over a 5-year periode 1232 patients were operated on for carcinoma of the colon or rectum, 828 had curative surgery without and only 69 with resection of other organs. About half of the patients were 70 or more years old, but the older patients, especially in the extended resected cases, had the same or better 5-year survival and the same rate of complications or mortality. The overall prognosis depends on the complete resection of the tumor, the involvement of lymphnodes and the number of general risk factors, but not on the age of the patient.

Key words

Carcinoma of the colon and rectum extended resection surgery in the elderly 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kästei
    • 1
  • K.-H. Schultheis
    • 1
  • St. Ruckriegel
    • 1
  • Ch. Gebhardt
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Abdominal-, Thorax- und endokrine ChirurgieKlinikum Nürnberg NordNürnbergDeutschland

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