J Geriatr Oncol 2019 07 24;10(4):598-603. Epub 2018 Oct 24.
Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States; Center for Surgery and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States.
Objective: The safety of minimally-invasive (MIG) and open gastrectomy (OG) in the older patients has been demonstrated in several international studies but has not been evaluated in the context of a large, Western population. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety of gastrectomy by these two approaches among octogenarians in the United States.
Materials And Methods: The National Cancer Database (2010-2014) was queried for patients with gastric adenocarcinoma who underwent MIG or OG. Read More