Current concepts in hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients.

@article{Cucchetti2012CurrentCI,
  title={Current concepts in hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients.},
  author={Alessandro Cucchetti and Matteo Cescon and Franco Trevisani and Antonio Pinna},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 44},
  pages={6398-408}
}
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most frequent neoplasms worldwide and in most cases it is associated with liver cirrhosis. Liver resection is considered the most potentially curative therapy for HCC patients when liver transplantation is not an option or is not immediately accessible. This review is aimed at investigating the current concepts that drive the surgical choice in the treatment of HCC in cirrhotic patients; Eastern and Western perspectives are highlighted. An extensive… CONTINUE READING
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