Journal article

The role of cystectomy in elderly patients - a multicentre analysis

Laura Izquierdo, Lluis Peri, Priscila Leon, Miguel Ramirez-Backhaus, Thomas Manning, Antonio Alcaraz, Morgan Roupret, Eduardo Solsona, Jose Rubio, Shomik Sengupta, Yee Chan, Peter Liodakis, Dennis Gyomber, Damien Bolton, Nathan Lawrentschuk

BJU International | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2015

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Life expectancy in developed countries is continuously increasing. Hence elderly patients are becoming more common in our clinical practice. Currently, one of the greatest challenges of medicine is balancing the life expectancy of elderly patients against aggressive treatments that carry significant risks. OBJECTIVE: To outline the complications and survival in surgical patients 80 years and over undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A review of a radical cystectomy in elderly recorded in four different institutional prospective databases during the period between 1991 and 2014. Clinical and pathologic features, complications and survival were ..

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