Perioperative Blood Transfusion as a Poor Prognostic Factor After Aggressive Surgical Resection for Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma

@inproceedings{Kimura2014PerioperativeBT,
  title={Perioperative Blood Transfusion as a Poor Prognostic Factor After Aggressive Surgical Resection for Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma},
  author={Norihisa Kimura and Yoshikazu Toyoki and Keinosuke Ishido and Daisuke Kudo and Yuta Yakoshi and Shinji Tsutsumi and Takuya Miura and Taiichi Wakiya and Kenichi Hakamada},
  booktitle={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2014}
}
Blood transfusion is linked to a negative outcome for malignant tumors. The aim of this study was to evaluate aggressive surgical resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA) and assess the impact of perioperative blood transfusion on long-term survival. Sixty-six consecutive major hepatectomies with en bloc resection of the caudate lobe and extrahepatic… CONTINUE READING