Is laparoscopic surgery safe in women over 70 years old with benign gynecological disease?

Seung Wook Jeon, Joong Sub Choi, Jung Hun Lee, Chang Eop Son, Jong Woon Bae, Jin-Hwa Hong, Yong Seung Lee

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Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of laparoscopic surgery for benign gynecological disease in women over 70 years old. Materials and Methods: Fifty-four women over 70 years old underwent surgery for benign gynecological disease from January 2003 to December 2009. Each woman was matched with two subjects of 30-50 years old in the younger group; the matching with patients undergoing a similar surgical technique was retrospective from December 2009. We evaluated body mass index, comorbidities, number of previous abdominal surgeries, operating time, hemoglobin change, postoperative complications, hospital stay, and return of bowel activity. The %2-test and t-test were used to compare the results of the elderly group and the younger group. Results: There were no significant differences between the elderly group (over 70 years old) and a matched younger group (aged 30-50 years old) in body mass index, number of previous abdominal surgeries, operating time, hospital stay, and postoperative complications. Conclusion: Laparoscopic surgery in elderly women for benign gynecological disease is feasible, efficient, and safe. However, a large prospective randomized study is needed to confirm the conclusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-605
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

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Laparoscopy
Length of Stay
Body Mass Index
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
Comorbidity
Hemoglobins
Research Design
Prospective Studies
Safety

Keywords

  • Adnexal surgery
  • Aparoscopy
  • Elderly
  • Gynecology
  • Hysterectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Is laparoscopic surgery safe in women over 70 years old with benign gynecological disease? / Jeon, Seung Wook; Choi, Joong Sub; Lee, Jung Hun; Son, Chang Eop; Bae, Jong Woon; Hong, Jin-Hwa; Lee, Yong Seung.

In: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, Vol. 37, No. 6, 01.06.2011, p. 601-605.

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Jeon, Seung Wook ; Choi, Joong Sub ; Lee, Jung Hun ; Son, Chang Eop ; Bae, Jong Woon ; Hong, Jin-Hwa ; Lee, Yong Seung. / Is laparoscopic surgery safe in women over 70 years old with benign gynecological disease?. In: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. 2011 ; Vol. 37, No. 6. pp. 601-605.
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