Muscle Steatosis is an Independent Predictor of Postoperative Complications in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma

@article{Hamaguchi2016MuscleSI,
  title={Muscle Steatosis is an Independent Predictor of Postoperative Complications in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma},
  author={Yuhei Hamaguchi and Toshimi Kaido and Shinya Okumura and Atsushi Kobayashi and Yasuhiro Fujimoto and Kohei Ogawa and Akira S. Mori and Ahmed Hammad and Etsuro Hatano and Shinji Uemoto},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={40},
  pages={1959-1968}
}
BackgroundSkeletal muscle depletion, referred to as sarcopenia, has been shown to be an independent predictor of lower disease-free and overall survivals in various kinds of diseases. The quality of skeletal muscle has recently attracted much attention as a new parameter of sarcopenia, but its impact on surgical complications is still unknown.MethodsA retrospective analysis of 492 patients undergoing hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in our institution between April 2005 and… CONTINUE READING
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