Article Abstract

Role of skeletal muscle on chest computed tomography for risk stratification of lung cancer patients

Authors: Amelie S. Troschel, Fabian M. Troschel, Ashok Muniappan, Henning A. Gaissert, Florian J. Fintelmann

Abstract

In his editorial “Sarcopenia is a potential factor for optimized treatment selection for elderly patients with early stage non-small-cell lung cancer recent retrospective analysis” Dr. Matsuo comments on our study “Thoracic Skeletal Muscle Is Associated With Adverse Outcomes After Lobectomy for Lung Cancer” (1). We appreciate the opportunity to reply to his comments and discuss how body composition metrics derived from routine computed tomography (CT) images of the thorax could improve lung cancer care.