Resection of T4 hepatocellular carcinomas with adjacent structures, is it justified?


BACKGROUND T4 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with invasion to adjacent structure(s) may require resection of not only the tumor but also the invaded structure(s). This study aims to assess whether such combined resection for T4 HCC is justifiable. METHODS Adult patients with T4 HCC were divided into three groups. Group 1: tumors and invaded adjacent… (More)