Resection of hepatocellular cancer ≤2 cm: Results from two Western centers

Sasan Roayaie, Khaled Obeidat, Carlo Sposito, Luigi Mariani, Sherrie Bhoori, Alessandro Pellegrinelli, Daniel Labow, Josep M. Llovet, Myron Schwartz, Vincenzo Mazzaferro

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Asian series have shown a 5-year survival rate of ≈70% after resection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) ≤2 cm. Western outcomes with resection have not been as good. In addition, ablation of HCC ≤2 cm has been shown to achieve competitive results, leaving the role of resection in these patients unclear. Records of patients undergoing resection at two Western centers between January 1990 and December 2009 were reviewed. Patients with a single HCC ≤2 cm on pathologic analysis were included. Thirty clinical variables including demographics, liver function, tumor characteristics, nature of the surgery, and the surrounding liver were examined. An exploratory statistical analysis was conducted to determine variables associated with recurrence and survival. The study included 132 patients with a median follow-up of 37.5 months. There was one (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1426-1435
Number of pages10
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology


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