The paper describes the Authors' experience of abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery in over 75-year-old patients. One hundred and forty-two cases were operated over a 10-year period (1980-89). Seventy-two patients were treated electively and 70 underwent emergency surgery following rupture of the aneurysm. Operative mortality during elective surgery was comparable to that in younger patients, whereas the mortality rate during emergency surgery was notably higher than that in under 75-year-old patients. Follow-up confirmed that the life expectancy of operated patients is significantly better than that of patients with untreated abdominal aortic aneurysms.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1991|
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