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Laparoscopic nephrectomy in young-old, old-old, and oldest-old adults.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
Publication Date
Volume
56
Issue
5
Identifiers
PMID: 11320108
Source
Medline

Abstract

Laparoscopic nephrectomy offers comparable operative results (with reduced blood loss and less need for blood transfusions) when compared with open surgery. Significant advantages can be demonstrated in the postoperative course, and especially geriatric patients benefit from these aspects of the minimally invasive approach. Laparoscopy should be regarded as the primary therapeutic option for nephrectomy for benign disease in these patients.

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