Hepatocellular carcinoma: current surgical management.

  title={Hepatocellular carcinoma: current surgical management.},
  author={Tae-Jin Song and Edmund Wai Kit Ip and Yuman Fong},
  volume={127 5 Suppl 1},
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common malignancy in the world, responsible for 500,000 deaths globally every year. Although HCC is a slow-growing tumor, it is often rapidly fatal because it is usually not discovered until the disease is advanced. HCC occurs primarily in individuals with cirrhosis, a condition that increases the risk of performing potentially curative surgical therapy. Over the last 2 decades, however, the safety of surgical resections has greatly improved… CONTINUE READING