Abdominal Shape of Gastric Cancer Patients Influences Short-Term Surgical Outcomes

There is a prevailing belief that both obesity and abdominal shape influence abdominal accessibility, and thus affect short-term surgical outcomes of gastric cancer surgery. We measured the thickness of subcutaneous fat (SCF), abdominal anterior-posterior diameter (APD), transverse diameter (TD), and intra-abdominal fat volume (IFV) at the umbilicus level… CONTINUE READING