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Published: 2017-12-15

centenarians surgery

Chair of General and Oncologic Surgery, Second University of Naples, Italy
Chair of General and Oncologic Surgery, Second University of Naples, Italy
National School for Public Administration, Rome, Italy
Surgery Old age Centenarians Health related quality of life Chronological age Valid informed consent

Abstract

Background. The increase in life expectancy makes surgery for old people a routine. In addition, a quest to
develop technology and guidelines for centenarians is now emerging.
Ethical issues. Surgery cannot be refused neither because of chronological age of the patients nor on economic
grounds.
Consensus. Surgeons are requested to make the right choice in the right way by pondering on health related
quality of life, by obtaining the help of other professionals, and after having ascertained the integrity of the
neurological conditions. Family opinions not legally relevant.

Affiliations

L. Santini

Chair of General and Oncologic Surgery, Second University of Naples, Italy

O. Guerriero

Chair of General and Oncologic Surgery, Second University of Naples, Italy

S. Sepe

National School for Public Administration, Rome, Italy

Copyright

© Società Italiana di Gerontologia e Geriatria (SIGG) , 2017

How to Cite

[1]
Santini, L., Guerriero, O. and Sepe, S. 2017. centenarians surgery. JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS. 65, 04 Special (Dec. 2017), 303-306.
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