Clinical outcome of 251 patients with extrahepatic metastasis at initial diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma: does transarterial chemoembolization improve survival in these patients?

@article{Yoo2011ClinicalOO,
  title={Clinical outcome of 251 patients with extrahepatic metastasis at initial diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma: does transarterial chemoembolization improve survival in these patients?},
  author={Dong-jun Yoo and Kang Mo Kim and Y. Jin and Ju Hyun Shim and G S Ko and Hyun-Ki Yoon and K F Sung and J S Lee and Yoon-koo Kang and Young-Suk Lim and Han Chu Lee and Y H Chung and Yung Sang Lee and Dong Jin Suh},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={145-54}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The therapeutic efficacy of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) has not been evaluated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with extrahepatic metastasis. We investigated the efficacy of TACE with/without systemic chemotherapy (s-chemo) in these patients. METHODS We performed a survival analysis of consecutive HCC patients with extrahepatic metastasis, diagnosed at initial presentation according to treatment modality after stratification, using the Child-Pugh… CONTINUE READING
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