Comparing the outcomes of radiofrequency ablation and surgery in patients with a single small hepatocellular carcinoma and well-preserved hepatic function.

@article{Hong2005ComparingTO,
  title={Comparing the outcomes of radiofrequency ablation and surgery in patients with a single small hepatocellular carcinoma and well-preserved hepatic function.},
  author={Sung Noh Hong and Sun-Young Lee and Moon Seok Choi and Joon Hyeok Lee and Kwang Cheol Koh and Seung Woon Paik and Byung Chul Yoo and Jong Chul Rhee and Dongil Choi and Hyo Keun Lim and Kwang-Woong Lee and Jae Won Joh},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={
          247-52
        }
}
GOALS To compare the efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and surgical resection in a group of patients with a Child-Pugh score of 5 and a single HCC less than 4 cm in diameter. BACKGROUND Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has become a popular method for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and has been applied as an alternative primary therapy to surgical resection. STUDY We compared outcomes for 148 patients treated with RFA (n = 55) and those treated surgically (n = 93… CONTINUE READING
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