Background: Thanks to technical advancement in surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatic resection (HR) for elderly HCC patients has become safer. However, elderly patients may have shorter long-term survival after surgery if compared with younger patients because of their expected life span. The aim of the present study was to evaluate clinical outcomes and safety after HR in HCC patients aged >75 years (older) compared with HCC patients aged <75 years (younger). Method: One hundred sixty-eight patients who underwent HR for HCC from 1998 to 2015 in our Center were analyzed using a prospective database. Complications, disease-free survival rates, and cumulative survival rates were compared between the two groups. Results: During the immediate postoperative period, no differences were found about liver-related complications, hospital stay and 90-day mortality. However, older patients had more complications in class II or higher (Clavien classification) (p = 0.017). Although disease-free survival in both groups was similar (p = 0.099), overall survival was worse in the elderly group (p = 0.024). On multivariate analysis, only age ≥75 years was significantly related to overall survival. Conclusion: If elderly patients with liver cirrhosis and HCC are appropriately selected and evaluated, they might have favorable prognoses after HR.

Effect of Age (over 75 Years) on Postoperative Complications and Survival in Patients Undergoing Hepatic Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma / R. Santambrogio, M. Barabino, G. Scifo, M. Costa, M. Giovenzana, E. Opocher. - In: JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY. - ISSN 1091-255X. - 21:4(2017 Apr 01), pp. 657-665.

Effect of Age (over 75 Years) on Postoperative Complications and Survival in Patients Undergoing Hepatic Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

M. Barabino;M. Giovenzana
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E. Opocher
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2017

Abstract

Background: Thanks to technical advancement in surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatic resection (HR) for elderly HCC patients has become safer. However, elderly patients may have shorter long-term survival after surgery if compared with younger patients because of their expected life span. The aim of the present study was to evaluate clinical outcomes and safety after HR in HCC patients aged >75 years (older) compared with HCC patients aged <75 years (younger). Method: One hundred sixty-eight patients who underwent HR for HCC from 1998 to 2015 in our Center were analyzed using a prospective database. Complications, disease-free survival rates, and cumulative survival rates were compared between the two groups. Results: During the immediate postoperative period, no differences were found about liver-related complications, hospital stay and 90-day mortality. However, older patients had more complications in class II or higher (Clavien classification) (p = 0.017). Although disease-free survival in both groups was similar (p = 0.099), overall survival was worse in the elderly group (p = 0.024). On multivariate analysis, only age ≥75 years was significantly related to overall survival. Conclusion: If elderly patients with liver cirrhosis and HCC are appropriately selected and evaluated, they might have favorable prognoses after HR.
Hepatic resection; Hepatocellular carcinoma; Liver cirrhosis; Surgery; Gastroenterology
Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale
1-apr-2017
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