Evaluation of perioperative complications in the elderly with radical prostatectomy - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence and severity of perioperative complications in elderly patients with radical prostatectomy (RP).

METHODS: A total of 242 patents underwent RP for prostate cancer were retrospectively assessed, whose clinicopathologic factors and perioperative complications were retrieved from the medical records. The mean age in the elderly group (n = 163) and control group (n = 79) were (73.2 ± 2.4) and (63.2 ± 4.8) years, respectively. The clinicopathologic factors including Charlson comorbidity index and preoperative prostate specific antigen were statistically significant different. The difference of clinicopathologic factors and perioperative complications between the elderly group (≥ 70 years old) and control group were statistically analyzed using the SPSS 17.0.

RESULTS: The incidence of perioperative complications was 23.5% in the elderly group and 22.7% in the control group. Except for gross hematuria (there were 12 cases in elderly group and 1 case in control group, respectively, χ(2) = 3.89, P < 0.05) and perioperative transfusion (there were 36 cases in elderly group and 7 cases in control group, respectively, χ(2) = 6.37, P < 0.05), there was no significant difference in each kind or total of perioperative complications.

CONCLUSION: The elderly patients underwent RP in experienced center are not associated with higher or more serious perioperative complications.

Written by:
Wan FN, Zhu Y, Zhou JQ, Ye DW, Yao XD, Zhang SL, Dai B, Zhang HL.   Are you the author?
Department of Urology, Cancer Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China.

Reference: Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2012 Nov;50(11):995-8.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23302483

Article in Chinese.

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