Resection of the liver and inferior vena cava for hepatic malignancy.

@article{Hemming2013ResectionOT,
  title={Resection of the liver and inferior vena cava for hepatic malignancy.},
  author={Alan W. Hemming and Kristin L. Mekeel and Ivan Zendejas and Robin D. Kim and Jason Sicklick and Alan I Reed},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2013},
  volume={217 1},
  pages={115-24; discussion 124-5}
}
BACKGROUND Involvement of the IVC has traditionally been considered a relative contraindication to resection for advanced tumors of the liver. Combined resection of the liver and IVC for malignancy can be performed safely and results in long-term survival in select patients. STUDY DESIGN Sixty patients undergoing hepatic and IVC resection by the primary author from 1996 to 2012 were reviewed. Median age was 52 years. Resections were carried out for cholangiocarcinoma (n = 26), hepatocellular… CONTINUE READING

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