Surgical treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in elderly cirrhotic patients: personal experience.

@article{Mercantini2002SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in elderly cirrhotic patients: personal experience.},
  author={Paolo Mercantini and Nicola Corigliano and Giorgio Lucandri and Genoveffa Balducci and Pietro Maria Amodio and Giovanni Ramacciato and Vincenzo Ziparo},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 6B},
  pages={3709-12}
}
BACKGROUND Due to the longer life expectancy of the world's population, the number of elderly cirrhotic patients undergoing surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is increasing. Our study evaluates the benefits of hepatic resections for HCC in cirrhotic patients aged over 65, analysing the early and long-term surgical results. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively considered a series of 46 patients receiving hepatic resection for HCC. The clinicopathological data and surgical outcome of… CONTINUE READING