Small hepatocellular carcinoma in Child A cirrhotic patients: hepatic resection versus transplantation.

@article{Bigourdan2003SmallHC,
  title={Small hepatocellular carcinoma in Child A cirrhotic patients: hepatic resection versus transplantation.},
  author={J M Bigourdan and Daniel Jaeck and N Meyer and Carole Meyer and Elie Oussoultzoglou and Phillippe Bachellier and J C Weber and Maxime Audet and Michel Doff{\"o}el and Philippe Wolf},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={513-20}
}
Hepatic resection (HR) is the treatment of choice for small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a noncirrhotic liver, whereas liver transplantation (LT) offers better results in patients with impaired hepatic function (Child B and C). However, it is still debated whether HR or LT is the best strategy for patients with Child A cirrhosis. We conducted a retrospective study on 37 consecutive patients with Child A cirrhosis and small HCC, treated between 1991 and 1999. Seventeen of these patients… CONTINUE READING

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