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Sarcopenia predicts 90-day mortality and postoperative complications after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer

Mayr, Roman ; Fritsche, Hans-Martin ; Zeman, Florian ; Reiffen, Marieke ; Siebertz, Leopold ; Niessen, Christoph ; Pycha, Armin ; van Rhijn, Bas W. G. ; Burger, Maximilian ; Gierth, Michael


A single-center study was conducted to investigate the impact of sarcopenia as a predictor for 90-day mortality (90 dM) and complications within 90 days after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. In total, 327 patients with preoperative available digital computed tomography (CT) scans of the abdomen and pelvis were identified. The lumbar skeletal muscle index was measured using preoperative ...


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