Asai, Seiji |
|| Laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC) is a standard surgical treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer and high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. LRC is a less invasive modality than conventional open surgery. Therefore, even elderly patients with invasive bladder cancer may be candidates for LRC. In this study, a comparative analysis of perioperative/oncological outcomes between elderly patients and younger patients who underwent LRC was performed to assess the feasibility of LRC in elderly patients. Sixty-eight consecutive patients who underwent LRC between October 2013 and March 2018 were enrolled and stratified into those younger than 75 years (n=37) and those ≥ 75 years old (n=31). The median follow-up period was 28.2 months. The preoperative and operative parameters and complications were similar in both groups. The 2-year overall survival (OS) was 64.4% in the younger vs. 76.4% in the elderly group (p=0.053), cancer-specific survival (CSS) was 79.3% vs. 81.7% (p=0.187), and recurrence-free survival (RFS) was 58.2% vs. 75.7% (p=0.174), respectively. No significant differences were observed in OS, CSS, or RFS between the groups. No significant differences were found between the groups with respect to peri-surgical/oncological outcomes. We conclude that LRC is feasible in elderly patients.
|| bladder cancer
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|| Acta Medica Okayama
|| Okayama University Medical School
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