Hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma -- Japanese experience.

  title={Hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma -- Japanese experience.},
  author={Masatoshi Makuuchi and Tadatoshi Takayama and Keiiehi Kubota and Wataru Kimura and Yutaka Midorikawa and Shinichi Miyagawa and Seiji Kawasaki},
  volume={45 Suppl 3},
In the past 20 years, thanks to the early detection of hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs), good perioperative care, the evaluation of functional liver reserve, preoperative portal embolization and the improvement in surgical techniques such as intraoperative ultrasonography, the surgical resection of HCC has become very safe. We have performed 367 hepatectomies on 352 patients since 1990 with a surgical mortality, hospital mortality, blood transfusion rate and 5-year survival rate of 0.27, 0.82… CONTINUE READING

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