PhD Fernando Rotellar MD

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Reports show that selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) may downsize inoperable liver tumors to resection or transplantation, or enable a bridge-to-transplant. A small-cohort study found that long-term survival in patients undergoing resection following SIRT appears possible but no robust studies on postsurgical safety outcomes exist. The(More)
Laparoscopic right hepatectomy (LRH) is a complex but feasible procedure. Preoperative portal vein embolization (PVE) can add difficulties that warrant particular technical modifications. A LRH extended to middle hepatic vein after PVE is presented, with special attention paid to specific operative findings and to useful technical modifications. A(More)
The Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) staging system recommends first-line therapy for each tumor stage. We evaluated the effect of compliance with BCLC treatment allocation on the prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We retrospectively analyzed 359 consecutive, newly diagnosed HCC patients treated in our Liver Unit during a 14-year(More)
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