Jan 1, 1977

Postoperative treatment after lung resection in old age (author's transl)

Zentralblatt für Chirurgie
F BaselerU Müller

Abstract

177 lung cancer patients over 70 years old treated during the period from 1961 to 1975 were analyzed and evaluated for surgical resection. 109 cases were lobectomies, 39 nontypical resections and 29 were pneumonectomies. The postoperative mortality was 6.2%. Our concept of surgical treatment for patients with lung cancer over 70 years of age is as follows: Avoid pneumonectomy, prefer lobectomy or non-typical resection. The five years survival rate among 77 elderly patients amounted to 35%.

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Lung
Lung Volume Reduction
Carcinoma of Lung
Postoperative Procedures
Lung Diseases
Lobar Bronchus Structure
Entire Lung
Postoperative Complications
Malignant Neoplasm of Lung
Lung Neoplasms

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