Remodeling the surgical approach to hepatocellular carcinoma.

  title={Remodeling the surgical approach to hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Masatoshi Makuuchi},
  volume={49 43},
Surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma has improved during the last two decades, and the improvement is mainly attributable to various innovations in liver surgery, such as establishment of the precise criteria for surgical indications, development of ultrasound-guided hepatectomy, and additional use of portal vein embolization. Operative mortality has fallen below 2% in the 1990's, and the 5-year survival rate reached, according to the results of a nationwide survey, nearly 50%. More than 90% of… CONTINUE READING

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