Treatment strategy for small hepatocellular carcinoma: comparison of long-term results after percutaneous ethanol injection therapy and surgical resection.


This comparative study was conducted to clarify the efficacy of percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) and surgical resection in the treatment of small hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC). Thirty-nine patients treated by PEI and 58 who underwent hepatic resection for small HCC (smaller than 3 cm and 3 or less in number) during the same period were enrolled. The… (More)


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