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Chir Ital. 2004 Sep-Oct;56(5):661-7.

[Emergency surgery for colorectal cancer: our experience].

[Article in Italian]

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  • 1Servizio Speciale di Chirurgia d'Urgenza IV, Dipartimento di Chirurgia Generale, Specialit√† Chirurgiche e Trapianti d'Organo Paride Stefanini, Universit√† degli Studi La Sapienza di Roma.


Colorectal cancers have an extremely negative prognosis in the elderly, with a high percentage of clinical presentations requiring emergency surgery and high perioperative mortality rates. The clinical manifestations of this type of cancer set in a cutely in 20% of cases due to the sudden onset of one of the basic complications. The authors report on their experience with 79 patients undergoing emergency surgery for colorectal cancer. The choice of operation was made on the basis of the patient's general condition, as estimated by his or her ASA score, and the presence of associated diseases.

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