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Sarcopenia is a predictor of postoperative respiratory complications in patients with esophageal cancer

Cancer/ Palliative treatment
Ida S et al.
Used Parameters : SMM

Publication Year : 2015

Country : Japan

Journal : Annals of Surgical Oncology

Background Depletion of skeletal muscle mass (sarcopenia) indicates a poor prognosis for patients with several kinds of cancer, but it remains unclear whether esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is among these cancers. The aim of this study was to clarify the relationship between sarcopenia and postoperative outcome in patients with ESCC treated by esophagectomy. Methods Skeletal muscle mass was assessed in 138 patients who underwent esophagectomy from August 2009 to May 2014. A multifrequency bioelectrical …
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