Surgical intervention for patients with stage IV-A hepatocellular carcinoma without lymph node metastasis: proposal as a standard therapy.

@article{Ikai1998SurgicalIF,
  title={Surgical intervention for patients with stage IV-A hepatocellular carcinoma without lymph node metastasis: proposal as a standard therapy.},
  author={Iwao Ikai and Yoshio Yamaoka and Yusuke Yamamoto and Nobuhiro Ozaki and Yoshiharu Sakai and Shun Satoh and Nobuhiko Shinkura and Masakazu Yamamoto},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={227 3},
  pages={433-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of surgical treatments for patients with stage IV-A hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) without lymph node metastasis. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Nonsurgical therapy for highly advanced HCC patients has yielded poor long-term survival. Surgical intervention has been initiated in an effort to improve survival. METHODS The outcome of 150 patients who underwent hepatic resection was studied. Survival analysis was made by stratifying stage IV… CONTINUE READING

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