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Impact of body mass index on short-term outcomes following gastric and colorectral cancer surgery

Cemil Yuksel, Afig Gojayev, Ferit Aydin, Ali Ekrem Unal, Salim Demirci.

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Aim: The present study aims to investigate the effect of high body mass index (BMI) on short-term outcomes and survival in patients following intra-abdominal malignancy surgery.
Materials and Methods: The study was carried out in Ankara University, Department of Surgical Oncology. We retrospectively analyzed the data of patients who underwent gastrectomy and colectomy for malignancy in our clinic between August 2019 and August 2020. BMI was calculated by dividing body weight (kg) by height (m) squared. The patients were classified into two groups as normal (

Key words: Body mass index; gastrointestinal tumors; laparoscopy; morbidity; prognosis

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