Des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin as a useful predisposing factor for the development of portal venous invasion in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: a prospective analysis of 227 patients.

@article{Koike2001DesgammacarboxyPA,
  title={Des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin as a useful predisposing factor for the development of portal venous invasion in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: a prospective analysis of 227 patients.},
  author={Yukihiro Koike and Yasushi Shiratori and Shinpei Sato and Shuntaro Obi and Takuma Teratani and Masatoshi Imamura and Hiroshi Katayama Yoshida and Shuichiro Shiina and Masao Omata},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2001},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={
          561-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Portal venous invasion (PVI) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an important factor affecting prognosis. The objective of this study was to elucidate predisposing factors for the development of PVI. METHODS Two hundred twenty-seven patients with HCC who did not show PVI and who received percutaneous ethanol injection therapy and/or microwave coagulation therapy at the time of their first hospital admission were enrolled between 1994 and 1996. After their HCC was… CONTINUE READING
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