Annals of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 25, Supplement 3, pp 946–947 | Cite as

Sarcopenia After Resection of Early Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: Is Postoperative Skeletal Muscle Loss a Risk Factor for Poor Outcomes?

  • Shinkichi TakamoriEmail author
  • Gouji Toyokawa
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Shinkichi Takamori and Gouji Toyokawa have no conflicts of interest to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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