Surgical outcomes for pulmonary metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma.

  title={Surgical outcomes for pulmonary metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Masafumi Kawamura and Jun -Ichiro Nakajima and Haruhisa Matsuguma and Hirotoshi Horio and Shinichiro Miyoshi and Ken Nakagawa and Takehiko Fujisawa and Koichi Kobayashi},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={34 1},
BACKGROUND Although favourable prognosis following aggressive treatment of extrahepatic metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been reported, surgical outcomes for pulmonary metastases are unclear. METHODS AND MATERIALS Sixty-one patients (2.6%) of 2297 registered with the Metastatic Lung Tumor Study Group of Japan between 1990 and 2006, who underwent surgery for pulmonary metastases from HCC, were retrospectively reviewed from the registry. RESULTS The overall 5-year survival… CONTINUE READING


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