Surgical treatment strategy for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with impaired liver function: hepatic resection or radiofrequency ablation?

BACKGROUND To compare the survival impacts of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) as an initial treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with impaired liver functional reserve compared to those of hepatic resection (HR). METHODS In total, 104 patients with liver damage B as defined by the Liver Cancer Study Group of Japan underwent RFA (n = 33… (More)