Low Thoracic Skeletal Muscle Area Predicts Morbidity After Pneumonectomy for Lung Cancer

Consecutive patients who underwent pneumonectomy for lung cancer from 2005 to 2017 were retrospectively analyzed

Maria Lucia L. Madariaga

2019

Scholarcy highlights

  • Consecutive patients who underwent pneumonectomy for lung cancer from 2005 to 2017 were retrospectively analyzed
  • TSMA was defined as the sum of muscle area at the level of the eighth and the 12th thoracic vertebral bodies on preoperative CT
  • Patients were stratified into sex-specific TSMA quartiles for univariate time-to-event analyses
  • The effect of continuous TSMA measurements on operative complications, hospital and intensive care unit LOS, discharge disposition, and hospital readmission within 90 days was estimated using multivariable models adjusted for age, sex, body mass index, forced expiratory volume in 1 second, Zubrod score, and pneumonectomy type

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