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Laparoscopic vs. open approach for pT3/pT4 colorectal cancer in the elderly: ten-year experience in a single center.

Authors
  • Troian, Marina1
  • Bellio, Gabriele2
  • Pasquali, Arianna1
  • de Manzini, Nicolò1
  • 1 Department of General Surgery, University Hospital of Trieste, Trieste, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 2 Department of General Surgery, University Hospital of Trieste, Trieste, Italy - [email protected] , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Minerva chirurgica
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2018
Volume
73
Issue
1
Pages
20–28
Identifiers
DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4733.17.07417-X
PMID: 29154512
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Laparoscopy is as safe as open surgery for pT3/pT4 CRC and it is often feasible, though in old patients higher conversion rates should be anticipated than in younger ones.

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