Surgical Outcomes of Laparoscopic Liver Resection in Elderly Patients: A Comparative Study from a Single Center

Hiroki Uchida, Yukio Iwashita, Kiminori Watanabe, Hiroomi Takayama, Takahide Kawasaki, Kazuhiro Yada, Masayuki Ohta, Seigo Kitano, Masafumi Inomata

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Abstract

The life expectancy continues to gradually increase worldwide. Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) was recently reported to be a relatively safe procedure for treatment of liver disease because of the development of new techniques and instruments. The aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical outcomes of elderly patients who underwent LLR. Of these 61 patients who underwent LLR in our institute from January 2010 through April 2014, 21 were aged 75 years and above (group E), and 40 were aged below 75 years (group NE). Patient characteristics were retrospectively analyzed between the 2 groups. The results showed that patient characteristics were similar between the 2 groups, although the incidence of hypertension was significantly greater among patients in group E. There were no significant differences in the incidence of postoperative complications or length of hospital stay between the 2 groups. In conclusion, LLR for elderly patients was a feasible procedure compared with nonelderly patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e109-e112
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 19 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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