An investigation of the association between sarcopenia and post-operative morbidity and mortality in patients with gastric cancer

Date 29 June 2016
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016 - Abstracts book
Presenter S. O'Brien
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (2): 1-85. 10.1093/annonc/mdw199
Authors S. O'Brien1, F. Moloney2, M. Twomey2, O. O'Connor2, C. O'Suilleabhain3
  • 1School Of Medicine, University College Cork, Cork, Republic of Ireland, /
  • 2Cork University Hospital, Cork, Republic of Ireland, /
  • 3Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Republic of Ireland, /

Abstract

Surgical resection for gastric adenocarcinoma is associated with significant post-operative morbidity and mortality. Recent studies have demonstrated the correlation between sarcopenia and adverse outcomes in patients undergoing surgery for cancer. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the prognostic significance of sarcopenia in patients undergoing curative resection for gastric adenocarcinoma with respect to post-operative morbidity, disease-free and overall survival.