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Is Eighty the New Sixty? Outcomes and Complications after Lumbar Decompression Surgery in Elderly Patients over 80 Years of Age

Published inWorld Neurosurgery, vol. 112, p. e555-e560
Publication date2018
Abstract

An increasing demographic aging of the general population results in a rising incidence of octogenarians and nonagenarians with spine disease. Patients older than 65 years represent the majority of patients with degenerative lumbar spine disease in our daily clinical routine. Surgical treatment is undertaken reluctantly because of an increased rate of comorbidities. We therefore assessed complication rates of lumbar decompression in regard to neurological outcome and medical conditions in patients age 80 years or older in a retrospective single-center series.

Keywords
  • Age Factors
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Decompression, Surgical/adverse effects/methods
  • Diskectomy/adverse effects/methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement/surgery
  • Lumbar Vertebrae/surgery
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications/epidemiology
  • Postoperative Period
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Spinal Stenosis/surgery
  • Treatment Outcome
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
GERHARDT, Julia et al. Is Eighty the New Sixty? Outcomes and Complications after Lumbar Decompression Surgery in Elderly Patients over 80 Years of Age. In: World Neurosurgery, 2018, vol. 112, p. e555–e560. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.01.082
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ISSN of the journal1878-8750
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