Superior long-term outcomes after surgery in child-pugh class a patients with single small hepatocellular carcinoma compared to radiofrequency ablation.

@article{Yun2011SuperiorLO,
  title={Superior long-term outcomes after surgery in child-pugh class a patients with single small hepatocellular carcinoma compared to radiofrequency ablation.},
  author={Won Kyoung Yun and Moon Seok Choi and Dongil Choi and H. Rhim and Jae Won Joh and Kyung Hee Kim and Tae Hoon Jang and Joon Hyeok Lee and Kwang Cheol Koh and Seung Woon Paik and Byung Chul Yoo},
  journal={Hepatology international},
  year={2011},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={722-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS There are insufficient data comparing long-term prognoses after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and surgery. METHODS We compared the baseline characteristics and survival rates of patients (single, ≤3 cm, and Child-Pugh class A) treated surgically (n = 215) and with RFA (n = 255) from January 2000 to December 2007 at our institution. RESULTS The surgery group was characterized by younger age, higher prevalence of HBsAg, less cirrhosis, and an increased chance of Child-Pugh… CONTINUE READING

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