Value of transient elastography measured with FibroScan in predicting the outcome of hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Cescon2012ValueOT,
  title={Value of transient elastography measured with FibroScan in predicting the outcome of hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Matteo Cescon and Antonio Colecchia and Alessandro Cucchetti and Eugenia Peri and Luciana Montrone and Giorgio Ercolani and Davide Festi and Antonio Pinna},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={256 5},
  pages={706-12; discussion 712-3}
}
OBJECTIVE : To evaluate the efficacy of preoperative liver stiffness (LS) measurement in predicting postoperative liver failure (PLF) after hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). BACKGROUND : Hepatectomy for HCC in cirrhosis is affected by the risk of PLF, which is not completely predictable with common biochemical tests. Transient elastography with FibroScan is used to calculate the degree of LS, and it may be applicable to patients scheduled for hepatectomy to estimate… CONTINUE READING
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