Influence of Comorbidity on Outcome after Pulmonary Resection in the Elderly

Morris Beshay, Patrick Dorn, Hans-Beat Ris & Ralph A. Schmid
Background: The aim of this study was to determine the outcome in patients over 80 year in particular the influence of concomitant disease on short-term survival compared to younger patients. Methods: Between 1999 and 2002, 333 patients with non small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were operated, in [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]