Extent of liver resection influences the outcome in patients with cirrhosis and small hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Regimbeau2002ExtentOL,
  title={Extent of liver resection influences the outcome in patients with cirrhosis and small hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={J-M Regimbeau and R{\'e}za Kianmanesh and Olivier Farges and Federica Dondero and Alain Sauvanet and Jacques Belghiti},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={131 3},
  pages={311-7}
}
BACKGROUND The long-term outcome after resection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is influenced by parameters related to the tumor and the underlying liver disease. However, the extent of the resection, which can be limited or anatomical (including the tumor and its portal territory), is controversial. METHODS Among 64 Child-Pugh A patients with cirrhosis who underwent curative liver resection for small HCC (< or = 4 cm) between 1990 and 1996, 34 patients underwent limited resection with a… CONTINUE READING
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