Liver resection or combined chemoembolization and radiofrequency ablation improve survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.


BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the long-term outcome of surgical and non-surgical local treatments of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS We stratified a cohort of 278 HCC patients using six independent predictors of survival according to the Vienna survival model for HCC (VISUM-HCC). RESULTS Prior to therapy, 224 HCC patients presented… (More)


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