"Radical but conservative" is the main goal for ultrasonography-guided liver resection: prospective validation of this approach.

@article{Torzilli2005RadicalBC,
  title={"Radical but conservative" is the main goal for ultrasonography-guided liver resection: prospective validation of this approach.},
  author={Guido Torzilli and Marco Montorsi and Matteo Donadon and Angela Palmisano and Daniele Del Fabbro and Andrea Gambetti and Natale Olivari and Masatoshi Makuuchi},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2005},
  volume={201 4},
  pages={517-28}
}
BACKGROUND Despite higher blood loss, morbidity, and mortality, rate of major resection is still high in most surgical institutions because of fear of incomplete tumor removal. To verify whether intraoperative ultrasonography (IOUS) minimizes the rate of major hepatectomies while maintaining treatment radicality, we have prospectively validated our policy, based on extensive use of IOUS resection guidance. STUDY DESIGN Ninety-three consecutive patients with liver tumors were prospectively… CONTINUE READING

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