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Laparoscopic and open resection of rectal cancer—is age an effect modifier for short- and long-term survival?

Draeger, Teresa ; Völkel, Vinzenz ; Schnitzbauer, Valentin ; Gerken, Michael ; Benz, Stefan ; Klinkhammer-Schalke, Monika ; Fürst, Alois


IntroductionRectal cancer is a frequently diagnosed tumor worldwide. Various studies have shown the noninferiority or even slight superiority of laparoscopic resection. However, there is no clear recommendation on whether age should influence the choice of surgical approach.Materials and methodsThis study compared outcomes of laparoscopic and open surgery in rectal cancer patients. Perioperative ...


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