Surgery is considered the best treatment for primary hepatic neoplasms. In this series 19 patients with primary hepatic tumors underwent hepatic resection at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori of Milan, Italy. In total, 10 right lobectomies, 5 left lobectomies and 4 segmentectomies were performed. Operative mortality was 26% for the entire series and 28% for cirrhotic patients. Presently 8 patients are alive and disease free after a median survival of 6 months, and 6 patients died following recurrence after a median interval of 13 months. Recurrences appeared after a median interval of 10 months, in the liver or intraperitoneally. Probably, a better evaluation of indications and results can be obtained by adopting a classification common to various institutions which allows an easy comparison of disease stage and therapeutic results.
|Translated title of the contribution||Surgical treatment of primary hepatic tumors|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Giornale di Chirurgia|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
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