Research Paper Volume 11, Issue 22 pp 10301—10315

Combined test of third lumbar skeletal muscle index and prognostic nutrition index improve prognosis prediction power in resected colorectal cancer liver metastasis

Figure 4. CRLM Patients with gain or loss of SMI was distributed in 3 months (A), 6 months (C) and 12 months’ (E) post-operation. Accordingly, prognostic value of loss of SMI with different post operative CT scan was determined. Patients with different SMI status from 3 months’ (B) scan haven’t demonstrated any survival difference (P=0.061), while patients with different SMI status 6 months’ (D) and 12 months’ (F) SMI results had different survival outcome (P-value<0.001). CRLM, colorectal cancer liver metastasis; SMI, skeletal muscle index; CT, computed tomography.