Minimally invasive surgery as a treatment option for gastric cancer in the elderly: comparison with open surgery for patients 80 years and older


Kwon I. G. , Cho I., Guner A. , Kim H., Noh S. H. , Hyung W. J.

SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, vol.29, no.8, pp.2321-2330, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00464-014-3955-2
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.2321-2330
  • Keywords: Minimally invasive surgery, Gastric cancer, Elderly, Gastrectomy, Laparoscopy, Octogenarian, ASSISTED DISTAL GASTRECTOMY, ADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY, COLON-CANCER, CHOLECYSTECTOMY, MULTICENTER

Abstract

As life expectancy is increasing, the use of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in the elderly is gaining interest. The aim of this study was to identify the impact of minimally invasive gastrectomy by comparing the procedure to open surgery in octogenarians. In addition, we also evaluated the role of gastrectomy in elderly gastric cancer patients by assessing long-term outcomes.