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., ...More

SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, vol.31, no.3, pp.1269-1274, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00464-016-5105-5
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1269-1274
  • Keywords: Hepatic tumor, Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation, Laparoscopic liver resection, Geriatric patients, HEPATIC RESECTION, MAJOR HEPATECTOMY, TERM OUTCOMES, METASTASIS, IMPACT, AGE, METAANALYSIS, CARCINOMA, CIRRHOSIS, SURGERY

Abstract

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).