Free tissue transfer in the elderly: Incidence of perioperative complications following microsurgical reconstruction of 197 septuagenarians and octogenarians Article Report uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Surgical Flaps

abstract

  • Free tissue transfer may be performed in patients over age 70 with a high degree of technical success. The procedure, however, carries a distinct risk of perioperative mortality and morbidity, particularly in patients over the age of 80. Comorbidities significantly associated with complications include age, alcohol use, coronary disease, and hypertension. This study suggests that prolonged survival may be achieved in some patients; however, a selective approach is required.

publication date

  • November 2005

Research

keywords

  • Report

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.prs.0000187135.49423.9f

PubMed ID

  • 16267429

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1659

end page

  • 68; discussion 1669-71

volume

  • 116

number

  • 6