A High Body Mass Index in Esophageal Cancer Patients Does Not Influence Postoperative Outcome or Long-Term Survival

@inproceedings{Blom2011AHB,
  title={A High Body Mass Index in Esophageal Cancer Patients Does Not Influence Postoperative Outcome or Long-Term Survival},
  author={Rachel L. G. M. Blom and Sjoerd M. Lagarde and Jean Klinkenbijl and Olivier R. C. Busch and Mark I van Berge Henegouwen},
  booktitle={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2011}
}
The body mass index (BMI) in the general population has increased over the past decades. A high BMI is a known risk factor for the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Several studies on the influence of a high BMI on the postoperative course and survival after esophagectomy have shown contradictory results. The aim of the present study was to determine the influence of a high BMI on postoperative complications and survival among a large cohort of esophageal cancer patients. Patients who… CONTINUE READING

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