Article Abstract

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery in a geriatric population

Authors: David Parés

Abstract

The proportion of older population has been rapidly growing and it is expected to continue to grow in the following years. In the United States adults aged 65 or older are the fastest growing segment of the population and their number is expected to double to 89 million people between 2010 and 2050 (1). Colon cancer is highly prevalent in western countries with raising incidence in parallel to the advanced age of population. Thus, surgery for colorectal cancer in geriatric population is common on daily practice.