A long-term follow-up and management study of hepatocellular carcinoma patients surviving for 10 years or longer after curative hepatectomy.

@article{Shimada2005ALF,
  title={A long-term follow-up and management study of hepatocellular carcinoma patients surviving for 10 years or longer after curative hepatectomy.},
  author={Kazuaki Shimada and Tsuyoshi Sano and Yoshihiro Sakamoto and Tomoo Kosuge},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={104 9},
  pages={1939-47}
}
BACKGROUND The aims of the current study were to elucidate the clinicopathologic characteristics and disease recurrence patterns of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who survived for 10 years or longer after undergoing an initial hepatectomy. METHODS Between January 1987 and December 1993, 578 patients underwent potentially curative hepatectomy at the study institution. Disease recurrence and follow-up data were available for 481 of these patients, who then were followed for more… CONTINUE READING

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