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Benefits of Minimal Access Surgery in Elderly Patients with Pelvic Cancer

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An increasing proportion of patients requiring treatment for malignancy are elderly, which has created new challenges for oncologic surgeons. Aging is associated with an increasing prevalence of frailty and comorbidities that may affect the outcome of surgical procedures. By decreasing complications and shortening length of hospital stay without affecting oncologic safety, surgery performed using the robot, rather than traditional laparotomy, improves the chances of a better outcome in our growing elderly populations. In addition to age, surgeons should take into account factors, such as frailty and comorbidities that correlate with outcome

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hal-01259232 , version 1 (20-01-2016)

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Vincent Lavoué, Walter Gotlieb. Benefits of Minimal Access Surgery in Elderly Patients with Pelvic Cancer. Cancers, 2016, 8 (1), pp.12. ⟨10.3390/cancers8010012⟩. ⟨hal-01259232⟩
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