Quantitative Assessment of Visceral Obesity and Postoperative Colon Cancer Outcomes

@article{Ozoya2017QuantitativeAO,
  title={Quantitative Assessment of Visceral Obesity and Postoperative Colon Cancer Outcomes},
  author={Oluwatobi Ohiole Ozoya and Erin M. Siegel and Thejal Srikumar and Amanda M. Bloomer and Amanda DeRenzis and David Shibata},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={21},
  pages={534-542}
}
Quantitative computed tomography (CT) assessment of visceral adiposity may be superior to body mass index (BMI) as a predictor of surgical morbidity. We sought to examine the association of CT measures of obesity and BMI with short-term postoperative outcomes in colon cancer patients. In this retrospective study, 110 patients treated with colectomy for stage I–III colon cancer were classified as obese or non-obese by preoperative CT-based measures of adiposity or BMI [obese: BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2… CONTINUE READING
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