Prognostic Significance of Muscle Attenuation in Pancreatic Cancer Patients Treated with Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy

@article{Akahori2015PrognosticSO,
  title={Prognostic Significance of Muscle Attenuation in Pancreatic Cancer Patients Treated with Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy},
  author={Takahiro Akahori and Masayuki Sho and Shoichi Kinoshita and Minako Nagai and Satoshi Nishiwada and Toshihiro Tanaka and Tetsuro Tamamoto and Chiho Ohbayashi and Masatoshi Hasegawa and Kimihiko Kichikawa and Yoshiyuki Nakajima},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={39},
  pages={2975-2982}
}
Emerging evidences have gradually revealed the skeletal muscle attenuation (MA) was not only reflected the accumulation of lipids in skeletal muscle but also associated with physiological and pathological states. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of MA on the prognosis of pancreatic cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT). Eighty-three patients with pancreatic cancer who received NACRT were enrolled. Patients were divided according to their Hounsfield… CONTINUE READING
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