En bloc resection for extensive hepatocellular carcinoma: Is it advisable?

  title={En bloc resection for extensive hepatocellular carcinoma: Is it advisable?},
  author={K N Jeng and Bee-Fong Chen and Hong-Jyh Lin},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
When the adjacent organ is partially invaded by a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), whether to go on an aggressive resection is a difficult but challenging problem. To investigate the worth of en bloc resections, a retrospective controlled study was conducted. During a 9-year period, nine patients (seven men, two women: group I) who had HCC with invasions to extrahepatic adjacent organs had undergone en bloc resections. The adjacent organs included diaphragm (eight cases), adrenal gland (two… CONTINUE READING


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