The Impact of Age on Post-Operative Outcomes of Colorectal Cancer Patients Undergoing Surgical Treatment

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The purpose of study was to evaluate the impact of age on outcomes in colorectal cancer surgery. Patients on hospital database treated for colorectal cancer during the period 1995 - 2002 were divided into two groups: Group 1 - patients of 75 years or older (n = 154), and Group 2 - those younger than 75 years (n = 532). The study revealed that preoperative complications and co-morbidities, more advanced disease, and higher postoperative nonsurgical complication rates adversely affect postoperative outcomes after surgery for colorectal cancer in the elderly.

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