Prognostic impact of anatomic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.

  title={Prognostic impact of anatomic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Kiyoshi Hasegawa and Norihiro Kokudo and Hiroshi Imamura and Yutaka Matsuyama and Taku Aoki and Masami Minagawa and Keiji Sano and Yasuhiko Sugawara and Tadatoshi Takayama and Masatoshi Makuuchi},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={242 2},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prognostic impact of anatomic versus nonanatomic resection on the patients' survival after resection of a single hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Anatomic resection is a reasonable treatment option for HCC; however, its clinical significance remains to be confirmed. METHODS Curative hepatic resection was performed for a single HCC in 210 patients; the patients were classified into the anatomic resection (n = 156) and nonanatomic resection… CONTINUE READING
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