Reappraisal of surgical treatment of small hepatocellular carcinomas in cirrhosis: Clinicopathological study of resection or transplantation

Lino Belli, Federico Romani, Luca S. Belli, Luciano De Carlis, Gianfranco Rondinara, Fabio Baticci, Ernesto Del Favero, Ernesto Minola, Francesca Donato, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Lewis Teperman, Leonard Makowka, David H. Van Thiel

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Abstract

Thirty-two patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) occurring in individuals with cirrhosis had a potentially curative surgical procedure. Twenty-two had segmental hepatic resections (HR), and 10 underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLTx). The diagnosis of hepatic malignancy was established in each case preoperatively, and each case was studied intraoperatively by means of sonography. Postoperatively each surgical specimen was examined pathologically with attention to the possibility of intrahepatic tumor spread. Twenty-three of the 32 patients had single small HCC lesion (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1571-1575
Number of pages5
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Volume34
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1989

Keywords

  • hepatocellular carcinoma
  • liver surgery
  • liver transplantation
  • liver tumor pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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