Prognostic factors in fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma in young people.

  title={Prognostic factors in fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma in young people.},
  author={David G. Darcy and Marcus M. Malek and Rachel Kobos and David S. Klimstra and Ronald P. DeMatteo and Michael P. La Quaglia},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={50 1},
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (FL-HCC) arises in pediatric/adolescent patients without cirrhosis. We retrospectively evaluated the impact of resection, nodal status, metastasis, and PRETEXT stage on overall survival (OS). METHODS With IRB approval, we reviewed records of 25 consecutive pediatric patients with FL-HCC treated at our institution from 1981 to 2011. We evaluated associations between OS and PRETEXT stage, nodal involvement, metastasis, and complete… CONTINUE READING
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