Changes in hepatic functional reserve after percutaneous tumor ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma: long-term follow up for 227 consecutive patients with a single lesion.

@article{Koike2007ChangesIH,
  title={Changes in hepatic functional reserve after percutaneous tumor ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma: long-term follow up for 227 consecutive patients with a single lesion.},
  author={Yukihiro Koike and Haruhiko Yoshida and Shuichiro Shiina and Takuma Teratani and Shuntaro Obi and Shinpei Sato and Masatoshi Akamatsu and Ryosuke Tateishi and Tomonori Fujishima and Yujin Hoshida and Miho Kanda and Takashi Ishikawa and Yasushi Shiratori and Masao Omata},
  journal={Hepatology international},
  year={2007},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={295-301}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Percutaneous tumor ablation (PTA), such as ethanol injection, is currently accepted as a potentially curative treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Percutaneous tumor ablation is presumed to be relatively non-invasive, but there are few studies on long-term follow-up of liver function after tumor ablation. METHODS Changes in liver functions were monitored in 227 consecutive patients treated for a solitary HCC nodule by PTA between 1993 and 1997. The liver function… CONTINUE READING

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