Sarcopenia is a risk factor for the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after curative treatment.

@article{Kamachi2016SarcopeniaIA,
  title={Sarcopenia is a risk factor for the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after curative treatment.},
  author={Saori Kamachi and Toshihiko Mizuta and Taiga Otsuka and Shunya Nakashita and Yasushi Ide and Atsushi Kubota Ikuo Miyoshi and Kenji Kitahara and Yuichiro Eguchi and Iwata Ozaki and Keizo Anzai},
  journal={Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={201-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Sarcopenia, initially proposed as decreased of muscle mass and strength, is associated with aging and malignant diseases. The aim of the present study was to determine whether there is a correlation between sarcopenia and the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after curative treatment. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of consecutive naive patients with HCC who underwent curative resection or radiofrequency ablation. To eliminate the influence of cause… CONTINUE READING
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