Conventional Surgical Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

T. Mark Earl, William C. Chapman

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Abstract

Liver resection remains the standard therapy for solitary hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with preserved hepatic function. In well-selected patients, 5-year survival rates are good and can approach that of liver transplantation for early-stage disease. Patient selection is critical to optimizing therapeutic benefit, and the health of the native liver must be considered in addition to tumor characteristics. Hepatic recurrence after resection is common. The difficulty lies in deciding which patients with chronic liver disease and small solitary tumors are best served by resection and which should proceed with transplant evaluation; this is the focus of this article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-370
Number of pages18
JournalClinics in Liver Disease
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

Keywords

  • Cirrhosis
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Liver cancer
  • Surgical resection

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