Survival and intra-hepatic recurrences after laparoscopic radiofrequency of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with liver cirrhosis

Roberto Santambrogio, Enrico Opocher, Mara Costa, Alessandro Cappellani, Marco Montorsi

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Abstract

Background: The optimal treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is surgical resection. However, only a small percentage of patients are operative candidates. Percutaneous radiofrequency interstitial thermal ablation proved to be effective, too. Our objective was to assess a novel operative combination of laparoscopic ultrasound (LUS) with laparoscopic radiofrequency (LRF) in the treatment of HCC not amenable to liver resection. Methods: One hundred and four patients with HCC in liver cirrhosis were submitted to laparoscopic LRF. A LRF was indicated in patients not amenable to liver resection that had at least one of the following criteria: (a) severe impairment of the coagulation tests; (b) large tumors (but

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-225
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume89
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2005

Keywords

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Laparoscopic ultrasound
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Radiofrequency interstitial thermal ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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