Hepatic resection of hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic livers: is it unjustified in impaired liver function?

@article{Wu1996HepaticRO,
  title={Hepatic resection of hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic livers: is it unjustified in impaired liver function?},
  author={Cheng-Ta Wu and William Lin Ho and D C Yeh and Cheng-ru Huang and Tacho Jen Liu and F K P'eng},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={120 1},
  pages={34-9}
}
BACKGROUND Resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis and impaired liver function is usually unjustified because of higher surgical risks and poorer long-term prognosis. METHODS A retrospective comparison of the background and resectional results of patients with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma was carried out between those with preoperative indocyanine green 15-minute retention rate of 20% or greater (group A, impaired function group, n = 36) and those with… CONTINUE READING