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Surgery Today

, Volume 48, Issue 12, pp 1102–1103 | Cite as

Reply to comment on “Are body mass index and performance status enough to assess the nutritional and functional status of elderly patients undergoing gastric cancer surgery?”

  • Makoto Hikage
  • Masanori Tokunaga
  • Rie Makuuchi
  • Tomoyuki Irino
  • Yutaka Tanizawa
  • Etsuro Bando
  • Taiichi Kawamura
  • Masanori Terashima
Letter to the Editor

Keywords

Elderly Gastrectomy Gastric cancer Prognostic factors Survival 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

Hikage, Tokunaga, Makuuchi, Irino, Tanizawa, Bando, Kawamura and Terashima have no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Makoto Hikage
    • 1
    • 2
  • Masanori Tokunaga
    • 1
    • 3
  • Rie Makuuchi
    • 1
  • Tomoyuki Irino
    • 1
  • Yutaka Tanizawa
    • 1
  • Etsuro Bando
    • 1
  • Taiichi Kawamura
    • 1
  • Masanori Terashima
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Gastric SurgeryShizuoka Cancer CenterShizuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryTohoku University HospitalMiyagiJapan
  3. 3.Gastric Surgery DivisionNational Cancer Center Hospital EastKashiwaJapan

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