Outcome and survival analysis of pulmonary metastasectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Kitano2012OutcomeAS,
  title={Outcome and survival analysis of pulmonary metastasectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Kentaro Kitano and Tomonori Murayama and Miki Sakamoto and Kazuhiro Nagayama and Katsuhito Ueno and Tomohiro Murakawa and Jun -Ichiro Nakajima},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={376-82}
}
OBJECTIVE The lung is the most common site for extrahepatic metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We previously reported in a series of 20 patients that pulmonary metastasectomy for HCC is feasible in selected patients. The objective of this study was to re-evaluate the long-term outcomes and prognostic factors with an additional 25 patients. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the records of 45 consecutive patients who underwent pulmonary metastasectomy due to HCC at our… CONTINUE READING