Laparoscopic surgery minimizes the release of circulating tumor cells compared to open surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma

@article{Li2014LaparoscopicSM,
  title={Laparoscopic surgery minimizes the release of circulating tumor cells compared to open surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma},
  author={Wenda Li and Xue Zhou and Zejian Huang and Hongwei Zhang and Lei Zhang and Changzhen Shang and Yajin Chen},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={3146-3153}
}
The aim of this study was to determine whether tumor manipulation enhances cancer cell release from the primary tumor in HCC patients and which surgical approach, open surgery or laparoscopic resection, is superior with respect to preventing tumor cells from scattering in the blood. A total of 26 HCC patients were prospectively randomized to receive either open surgery (n = 14) or laparoscopic surgery (n = 12). Blood samples were obtained at three time points: preoperative, postoperative, and… CONTINUE READING

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