Twenty-five patients with head and neck cancer aged seventy years or older and who were treated surgically by the Plastic Surgery Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital over a six year period were reviewed. This study allowed us to formulate definitions of the terms 'old age' and 'debility' as contraindications to surgery in otherwise operable cases. Our management programme for patients having head and neck cancer surgery is described in detail.
|Number of pages
|Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
|Published - 1982