Surgical treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma with direct removal of the tumor thrombus in the main portal vein.

@article{Konishi2001SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma with direct removal of the tumor thrombus in the main portal vein.},
  author={Masaru Konishi and Munemasa Ryu and Taira Kinoshit{\'a} and Kazuto Inoue},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2001},
  volume={48 41},
  pages={1421-4}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Hepatocellular carcinoma with tumor thrombus in the main portal vein is generally associated with a poor prognosis. If the liver function tolerated the hepatic resection, we aggressively selected surgical treatment. METHODOLOGY We performed surgical treatment in 18 of 72 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma with tumor thrombus in the main portal vein. We analyzed the prognostic factors and survival rate of the surgical treatment group. RESULTS The overall cumulative… CONTINUE READING

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