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2022 Dec

J Natl Compr Canc Netw



Effect of Preexisting Sarcopenia on Acute and Late Postoperative Pneumonia Among Patients With Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma.


Chen Y-N, Chiang C-W, Tsai Y-H, Chen W-M, Chen M, Shia B-C, Huang C-C, Wu S-Y
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2022 Dec; 20(12):1299-1306.e2.
PMID: 36509073.


Whether preexisting sarcopenia is an independent risk factor for postoperative pneumonia (POP) for patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) remains unclear. Therefore, we conducted a propensity score-matched population-based cohort study to compare the risk of acute and late POP for patients with sarcopenic and nonsarcopenic OCSCC who underwent curative surgery.