Background: The purpose of this study was to report the outcomes of endoscopic transnasal resection for sinonasal and anterior skull-base cancers in elderly patients.Methods: A retrospective review was performed. The patients were divided into 2 groups, <70 years old and 70 years old and compared by univariate analysis. Prognostic factors were evaluated with a multivariate analysis. Survival rates were also calculated.Results: Two hundred three elderly patients and 397 younger patients were enrolled in this study. The elderly patients reported lower survival rates than the younger patients. When melanoma and esthesioneuroblastoma were censored, the disease-specific survival (DSS) and recurrence-free survival (RFS) were similar. Complication rates were 17.5% without any statistical significance between the groups. Multivariate analysis revealed that histology, stage, surgical margins, and surgical approaches were independent predictors of survival in elderly patients.Conclusion: The endoscopic transnasal approach reported low mortality and morbidity rates also in geriatric patients, and age itself is not to be considered as a contraindication.

Endoscopic endonasal approach for sinonasal and anterior skull base malignancies in the elderly

Bignami, Maurizio;Karligkiotis, Apostolos;Nicolai, Piero;Castelnuovo, Paolo
2018-01-01

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Background: The purpose of this study was to report the outcomes of endoscopic transnasal resection for sinonasal and anterior skull-base cancers in elderly patients.Methods: A retrospective review was performed. The patients were divided into 2 groups, <70 years old and 70 years old and compared by univariate analysis. Prognostic factors were evaluated with a multivariate analysis. Survival rates were also calculated.Results: Two hundred three elderly patients and 397 younger patients were enrolled in this study. The elderly patients reported lower survival rates than the younger patients. When melanoma and esthesioneuroblastoma were censored, the disease-specific survival (DSS) and recurrence-free survival (RFS) were similar. Complication rates were 17.5% without any statistical significance between the groups. Multivariate analysis revealed that histology, stage, surgical margins, and surgical approaches were independent predictors of survival in elderly patients.Conclusion: The endoscopic transnasal approach reported low mortality and morbidity rates also in geriatric patients, and age itself is not to be considered as a contraindication.
2018
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1097-0347
elderly; endoscopic; outcome; sinonasal cancer; skull base; Otorhinolaryngology2734 Pathology and Forensic Medicine
Lepera, Davide; Leone, Federico; Volpi, Luca; Bignami, Maurizio; Karligkiotis, Apostolos; Lambertoni, Alessia; Pistochini, Andrea; Accorona, Remo; Nicolai, Piero; Castelnuovo, Paolo
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