Liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis.

  title={Liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis.},
  author={Chih-Chun Wu and S-B Cheng and W M Ho and J-t Chen and T. K. Liu and F-K P'eng},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={92 3},
BACKGROUND Although liver resection is now a safe procedure, its role for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis remains controversial. METHODS This study compared the results of liver resection for HCC in patients with cirrhosis over two time intervals. One hundred and sixty-one patients had resection during period 1 (1991-1996) and 265 in period 2 (1997-2002). Early and long-term results after liver resection in the two periods were compared, and clinicopathological… CONTINUE READING


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