Comparison of Complications in Colonoscopic Treatment in Elderly and Young Subjects
下部消化管内視鏡検査および治療の合併症 高齢群と若年群の比較検討

Motoko Tanaka, Masahide Kawamura, Masato Tani
2000 Nippon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi Japanese Journal of Geriatrics  
There is no significant difference between the two groups in gender. In the elderly the regenerative capacity of damaged blood vessels and tissues is greatly reduced, therefore bleeding and ulceration occurred more frequently. It was thus concluded that it is very important for elderly group to rest after endoscopical mucosal resection, polypectomy and biopsy in order to minimize the risk of bleeding in the digestive tract.
doi:10.3143/geriatrics.37.990 fatcat:oyqbtndh35baljfpp6f7ilkxdi