Long-term outcome of extended hemihepatectomy for hilar bile duct cancer with no mortality and high survival rate.

@article{Seyama2003LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term outcome of extended hemihepatectomy for hilar bile duct cancer with no mortality and high survival rate.},
  author={Yasuji Seyama and K. K. Kubota and Keiji Sano and Tamaki Noie and Tadatoshi Takayama and Tomoo Kosuge and Masatoshi Makuuchi},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={238 1},
  pages={73-83}
}
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate our strategy for hilar bile duct cancer and to elucidate prognostic factors and the surgeon's role in long-term survival. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Extended hemihepatectomy is recognized as a curative treatment of hilar bile duct cancer but is not always safe because of the risk of postoperative liver failure. A safe and beneficial strategy is required. METHODS Fifty-eight consecutive major hepatectomies for hilar bile duct cancer were reviewed retrospectively… CONTINUE READING

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