Short-term results of surgery in elderly (>65 years) versus younger patients with Stage I-II colonic adenocarcinoma: a case-control study

Date 29 June 2016
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016 - Abstracts book
Presenter F. Lumachi
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (2): 1-85. 10.1093/annonc/mdw199
Authors F. Lumachi1, F. Marino2, G. Chiara3, A. Del Conte4, S. Basso3
  • 1Department of Surgery, Oncology & Gastroenterology, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy, /
  • 2Department of Pathology, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy, /
  • 3Chirurgia 1, S. Maria degli Angeli Hospital, Pordenone, Italy, /
  • 4Department of Oncology, General Hospital "S. Maria degli Angeli", Pordenone, Italy, /

Abstract

Colorectal cancer is a common malignancy especially in elderly patients, who usually have several comorbidities (e.g., cardiovascular diseases requiring anticoagulation therapy) potentially leading to increased short- and long-term operative risks. Unfortunately, colorectal cancer rarely affects young people and the most part of patients are usually scheduled as ASA (American Society of Anesthesiologists) II-III and thus considered generally at risk. The aim of this study was to compare the short-term results of curative surgery in elderly (>65 years) versus younger patients with colonic adenocarcinoma.