Radiofrequency ablation versus hepatic resection for small hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Qi2014RadiofrequencyAV,
  title={Radiofrequency ablation versus hepatic resection for small hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Xingshun Qi and Yulong Tang and Dan An and Ming Bai and Xiaolei Shi and Juan Wang and Guo-hong Han and Dai-ming Fan},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={450-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND GOALS Whether radiofrequency ablation or hepatic resection is superior for improving the survival in patients with small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains controversial. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was performed to examine this issue. METHODS PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases were used to identify all randomized controlled trials comparing the survival between small HCC patients receiving radiofrequency ablation and hepatic resection. The… CONTINUE READING
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