Selection criteria for liver resection in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and chronic liver disease.

@article{Delis2008SelectionCF,
  title={Selection criteria for liver resection in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and chronic liver disease.},
  author={S Delis and Christos G Dervenis},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 22},
  pages={3452-60}
}
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide with an annual occurrence of one million new cases. An etiologic association between HBV infection and the development of HCC has been established with a relative risk 200-fold greater than in non-infected individuals. Hepatitis C virus is also proving an important predisposing factor for this malignancy with an incidence rate of 7% at 5 years and 14% at 10 years. The prognosis depends on tumor stage and degree of… CONTINUE READING