A comparison of perioperative outcomes in elderly patients with malignant liver tumors undergoing laparoscopic liver resection versus radiofrequency ablation


Yazici P., Akyuz M. , Yigitbas H., Dural C., Okoh A., Aydin N., ...Daha Fazla

SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, cilt.31, ss.1269-1274, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00464-016-5105-5
  • Dergi Adı: SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1269-1274

Özet

Liver resection is the treatment option with the best chance for cure in patients with malignant liver tumors. However, there are concerns regarding postoperative recovery in elderly patients, which may lead to a preference of non-resectional therapies over hepatectomy in this patient population. Although laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) is associated with a faster recovery compared to open hepatectomy, there are scant data on how elderly patients tolerate LLR. The aim of this study was to analyze the perioperative outcomes of LLR in elderly patients with hepatic malignancies, with a comparison to laparoscopic RFA (LRFA).