Prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombus:assessment based on clinical and computer tomography characteristics.

@article{Jia2012PrognosisOH,
  title={Prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombus:assessment based on clinical and computer tomography characteristics.},
  author={Lizhong Jia and Shigeru Kiryu and Takeyuki Watadani and Hiroyuki Akai and Hideomi Yamashita and Masaaki Akahane and Kuni Ohtomo},
  journal={Acta medica Okayama},
  year={2012},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={131-41}
}
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) complicated by portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) have an extremely poor prognosis. It is important to select adequate therapeutic options based on reliable prognostic factors using imaging studies and clinical data. Prognostic factors were analyzed in patients with HCC with PVTT in the first branch or main trunk of the portal vein. From 2000 to 2007, 107 consecutive patients with HCC with PVTT in the major portal vein were reviewed, and diagnostic… CONTINUE READING
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