Impact of fat obesity on laparoscopic total mesorectal excision: more reliable indicator than body mass index

@article{Kang2011ImpactOF,
  title={Impact of fat obesity on laparoscopic total mesorectal excision: more reliable indicator than body mass index},
  author={Jeonghyun Kang and Song-Ee Baek and Taehyung Kim and Hyuk Hur and Byung Soh Min and Joon Seok Lim and Nam Kyu Kim and Kang Young Lee},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={2011},
  volume={27},
  pages={497-505}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of visceral fat obesity (VFO) on early surgical and oncologic outcomes of laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (LTME) for rectal cancer. Between June 2003 and June 2009, a total of 142 patients who had undergone LTME were included. Patients were divided into the obese group (OG) and the non-obese group (NOG) according to BMI and visceral fat area (VFA). Obesity was defined by BMI ≥25 kg/m² or VFA ≥130 cm². There were 37 (26.0%) and 29 (20.4… CONTINUE READING