Impact of Sarcopenia on Outcomes Following Resection of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

  title={Impact of Sarcopenia on Outcomes Following Resection of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma},
  author={Peter Hsien-Li Peng and Omar N Hyder and Amin Firoozmand and Peter J Kneuertz and Richard David Schulick and Donghang Huang and Martin A. Makary and Kenzo Hirose and Barish H. Edil and Michael A. Choti and Joseph M. Herman and John L. Cameron and Christopher L. Wolfgang and Timothy M Pawlik},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
Assessing patient-specific risk factors for long-term mortality following resection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma can be difficult. Sarcopenia—the measurement of muscle wasting—may be a more objective and comprehensive patient-specific factor associated with long-term survival. Total psoas area (TPA) was measured on preoperative cross-sectional imaging in 557 patients undergoing resection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma between 1996 and 2010. Sarcopenia was defined as the presence of a TPA in the… CONTINUE READING
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