The effect of preoperative transarterial chemoembolization of resectable hepatocellular carcinoma on clinical and economic outcomes.

@article{Lee2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of preoperative transarterial chemoembolization of resectable hepatocellular carcinoma on clinical and economic outcomes.},
  author={King-Teh Lee and Yi-Wei Lu and Shiliang Wang and H. Y. Chen and S Chuang and Wen-Tsan Chang and H Shi and Chen Guo Ker and Herng-Chia Chiu},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={99 6},
  pages={
          343-50
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most malignant cancers in the world. The effect of preoperative transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) for resectable HCC is still controversial and cost-associated treatments are unknown. METHODS We retrospectively compared clinical outcomes and resource utilization after liver resection between patients who underwent preoperative TACE (TACE-LR group, n = 114) and those who did not (LR group, n = 236). RESULTS The overall mortality… CONTINUE READING
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