Prognostic significance of the pN classification supplemented by body mass index for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

    Thoracic cancer, Volume 6, Issue 6, 2015, Pages 765-771.

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    Body mass indexesophageal squamous cell carcinomaprognosis

    Abstract:

    BackgroundBody mass index (BMI) has been associated with the risk of esophageal cancer. But the influence of BMI on postoperative complications and prognosis has always been controversial.MethodsBetween 2000 and 2007, 424 patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) underwent R0 esophagectomy at our center without neoadjuvant t...More

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