Hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with Child-Pugh's A cirrhosis: Is clinical evidence of portal hypertension a contraindication?

Roberto Santambrogio, Michael D. Kluger, Mara Costa, Andrea Belli, Matteo Barabino, Alexis Laurent, Enrico Opocher, Daniel Azoulay, Daniel Cherqui

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Abstract

Background According to international guidelines [European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)], portal hypertension (PHTN) is considered a contraindication for liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and patients should be referred for other treatments. However, this statement remains controversial. The aim of this study was to elucidate surgical outcomes of minor hepatectomies in patients with PHTN (defined by the presence of esophageal varices or a platelet count of

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-84
Number of pages7
JournalHPB
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

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    Santambrogio, R., Kluger, M. D., Costa, M., Belli, A., Barabino, M., Laurent, A., Opocher, E., Azoulay, D., & Cherqui, D. (2013). Hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with Child-Pugh's A cirrhosis: Is clinical evidence of portal hypertension a contraindication? HPB, 15(1), 78-84. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1477-2574.2012.00594.x