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Retraction Note: breast cancer surgery in elderly patients: postoperative complications and survival

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BMC Surgery201515:2

  • Received: 8 January 2015
  • Accepted: 8 January 2015
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The original article was published in BMC Surgery 2013 13:S25

This article [1] has been retracted by the authors due to significant overlap with a previous publication [2]. Giuseppe Rengo and Gennaro Pagano were not involved in the study and were introduced into the author list by the corresponding author. All authors, including Giuseppe Rengo and Gennaro Pagano, have subsequently agree that they did not qualify for authorship. The remaining authors apologize for any inconvenience caused.


Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Department of General Surgery, Cardinale Ascalesi Hospital - ASL NA1, Naples, Italy
Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University “Federico II” of Naples, Naples, Italy
Department of General, Geriatric, Oncologic Surgery and Advanced Technologies, University “Federico II” of Naples, Naples, Italy


  1. Rocco N, Rispoli C, Pagano G, Rengo G, Compagna R, Danzi M, et al.: Breast cancer surgery in elderly patients: postoperative complications and survival. BMC Surgery 2013,13(Suppl 2):S25. 10.1186/1471-2482-13-S2-S25View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar
  2. de Glas N, Kiderlen M, Bastiaannet E, de Craen AJM, van de Water W, van de Velde CJH, et al.: Postoperative complications and survival of elderly breast cancer patients: a FOCIS study analysis. Brest Cancer Res Treat 2013,138(2):561–9. 10.1007/s10549-013-2462-9View ArticleGoogle Scholar
  3. Pre-publication history

    1. The pre-publication history for this paper can be accessed here:


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