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Resection for bronchial carcinoma in the elderly
  1. E. W. Thompson Evans
  1. Worthing General Hospital, Worthing, Sussex

    Abstract

    The results of surgery for carcinoma of the bronchus among an elderly population are reviewed in relation to the total number of cases seen. Although there is a 20% operative hospital mortality, nevertheless a survival rate of 39% for four years makes surgery in the elderly worthwhile. The span of life in untreated cases is even less than in the younger age groups.

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