A comparative study of hepatic resection and transcatheter arterial embolization for the treatment of primary hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Kanematsu1993ACS,
  title={A comparative study of hepatic resection and transcatheter arterial embolization for the treatment of primary hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Takashi Kanematsu and Takashi Matsumata and Ken Shirabe and Keizo Sugimachi and Shin-ichi Sakamoto and Hajime Nawata and K Hasuo and H Honda and Kouji Masuda},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1993},
  volume={71 7},
  pages={2181-6}
}
BACKGROUND Because transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) has been shown to be effective in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the question arises whether TAE has an equivalent or superior effect on resectable HCC compared with surgery. To clarify this point, the authors compared the therapeutic results achieved by surgery and TAE in patients with early-stage HCC and well-preserved liver function, who were independently treated by two different policies in two… CONTINUE READING
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