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Outcomes of octogenarians and nonagenarians in elective major gynecologic surgery.

Authors
  • Friedman, Wayne H
  • Gallup, Donald G
  • Burke, James J 2nd
  • Meister, Edward A
  • Hoskins, William J
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2006
Volume
195
Issue
2
Identifiers
PMID: 16890555
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although length of stay for the elderly is slightly increased, mortality and complication rates are comparable to younger patients with few exceptions. We conclude that age need not be the sole determinant in the decision to undergo major elective gynecologic surgery.

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