Favorable surgical outcomes in patients with early hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Yamamoto2004FavorableSO,
  title={Favorable surgical outcomes in patients with early hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Masakazu Yamamoto and Ken Takasaki and Takehito Otsubo and Hideo Katsuragawa and Satoshi Katagiri and Kenji Yoshitoshi and Shunichi Ariizumi and Akiko Saito and Masayuki Nakano},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={239 3},
  pages={
          395-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is defined as well-differentiated HCC with an obscure tumor margin in the classification of the Liver Cancer Study Group of Japan. However, the surgical outcomes in patients with early HCC have not yet been clarified. METHODS From 1985 to 1994, 186 patients with HCC 2 cm or less in greatest dimension underwent curative hepatectomy. Of the 186 cases, 37 were early HCC and 149 were small advanced HCC. The relationship between clinicopathological… CONTINUE READING

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