Critical evaluation and risk: Elderly patient undergoing

Benjamin J. Davies, Badrinath Konety

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Abstract

Elderly patients have traditionally been viewed as poor candidates for urologic surgery. However, a review of bladder and prostate cancer literature supports what most urologists know intuitively: properly selected elderly patients are safe to operate on and can potentially gain survival benefits from surgery. What is needed is an accurate set of risk assessment tools that facilitate proper patient selection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-37
Number of pages8
JournalContemporary Urology
Volume19
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

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