Although there is no agreement on a definition of elderly, commonly an age cutoff of ≥65 or 75 years is used. Nowadays most of malignancies requiring surgical treatment are diagnosed in old population. Comorbidities and frailty represent well-known problems during and after surgery in elderly patients. Minimally invasive surgery offers earlier postoperative mobilization, less blood loss, lower morbidity as well as reduction in hospital stay and as such represents an interesting and validated option for elderly population. Robot-assisted surgery is a recent improvement of conventional minimally invasive surgery.

Robot-assisted surgery in elderly and very elderly population: our experience in oncologic and general surgery with literature review / Ceccarelli, Graziano; Andolfi, Enrico; Biancafarina, Alessia; Rocca, Aldo; Amato, Maurizio; Milone, Marco; Scricciolo, Marta; Frezza, Barbara; Miranda, Egidio; De Prizio, Marco; Fontani, Andrea. - In: AGING CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH. - ISSN 1720-8319. - 29:Suppl 1(2017), pp. 55-63-63. [10.1007/s40520-016-0676-5]

Robot-assisted surgery in elderly and very elderly population: our experience in oncologic and general surgery with literature review

ROCCA, ALDO;MILONE, MARCO;
2017

Abstract

Although there is no agreement on a definition of elderly, commonly an age cutoff of ≥65 or 75 years is used. Nowadays most of malignancies requiring surgical treatment are diagnosed in old population. Comorbidities and frailty represent well-known problems during and after surgery in elderly patients. Minimally invasive surgery offers earlier postoperative mobilization, less blood loss, lower morbidity as well as reduction in hospital stay and as such represents an interesting and validated option for elderly population. Robot-assisted surgery is a recent improvement of conventional minimally invasive surgery.
2017
Robot-assisted surgery in elderly and very elderly population: our experience in oncologic and general surgery with literature review / Ceccarelli, Graziano; Andolfi, Enrico; Biancafarina, Alessia; Rocca, Aldo; Amato, Maurizio; Milone, Marco; Scricciolo, Marta; Frezza, Barbara; Miranda, Egidio; De Prizio, Marco; Fontani, Andrea. - In: AGING CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH. - ISSN 1720-8319. - 29:Suppl 1(2017), pp. 55-63-63. [10.1007/s40520-016-0676-5]
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