Minimally invasive surgery in the geriatric patient with colon cancer

James Chi Yong Ngu, Li Jen Kuo, Nan Zun Teo

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As the global population ages, the number of geriatric patients requiring surgery for colon cancer would inevitably increase. Radical oncological surgery in the elderly colorectal cancer patient has been recognized to be associated with a higher rate of postoperative complications and mortality compared to the young. While less aggressive management options may be reasonable in patients with limited life expectancy and significant comorbidities, many elderly patients have preserved function despite their chronological age. The advances in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) now provide a feasible means of achieving safe oncological treatment for these geriatric patients. This review focuses on the evidence behind MIS in the geriatric patient with colon cancer.
頁(從 - 到)540-544
期刊Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
出版狀態已發佈 - 6月 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 腫瘤科
  • 消化內科


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