The role of body composition evaluation by computerized tomography in determining colorectal cancer treatment outcomes: A systematic review.
AffiliationDepartment of Surgery, St. Mark's Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ, United Kingdom; Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, Paddington, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom.
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AbstractStrong evidence indicates that excessive adipose tissue distribution or reduced muscle influence short-, mid-, and long-term colorectal cancer outcomes. Computerized tomography-based body composition (CTBC) analysis quantifies this in a reproducible parameter. We reviewed the evidence linking computerized tomography (CT) based quantification of BC with short and long-term outcomes in colorectal cancer (CRC).
CitationThe role of body composition evaluation by computerized tomography in determining colorectal cancer treatment outcomes: A systematic review. 2014: Eur J Surg Oncol
JournalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology