Comparison of resection and ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma: a cohort study based on a Japanese nationwide survey.

@article{Hasegawa2013ComparisonOR,
  title={Comparison of resection and ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma: a cohort study based on a Japanese nationwide survey.},
  author={Kiyoshi Hasegawa and Norihiro Kokudo and Masatoshi Makuuchi and Namiki Izumi and Takafumi Ichida and Masatoshi Kudo and Yonson Ku and Michiie Sakamoto and Osamu Nakashima and Osamu Matsui and Yutaka Matsuyama},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={724-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS The treatment of choice for early or moderately advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with good liver function remains controversial. We evaluated the therapeutic impacts of surgical resection (SR), percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI), and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) on long-term outcomes in patients with HCC. METHODS A database constructed on the basis of a Japanese nationwide survey of 28,510 patients with HCC treated by SR, PEI, or RFA between 2000 and 2005 was used… CONTINUE READING
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