Surgical resection of hepatocellular carcinoma. Post-operative outcome and long-term results in Europe: An overview

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  • Daniel Jaeck,

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    1. Centre de Chirurgie Viscérale et de Transplantation, Hôpital Universitaire de Hautepierre, Avenue Molière, Strasbourg Cedex, France
    • Centre de Chirurgie Viscérale et de Transplantation, Hôpital de Hautepierre, Avenue Molière, 67098 Strasbourg Cedex, France
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  • Philippe Bachellier,

    1. Centre de Chirurgie Viscérale et de Transplantation, Hôpital Universitaire de Hautepierre, Avenue Molière, Strasbourg Cedex, France
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  • Elie Oussoultzoglou,

    1. Centre de Chirurgie Viscérale et de Transplantation, Hôpital Universitaire de Hautepierre, Avenue Molière, Strasbourg Cedex, France
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  • Jean-Christophe Weber,

    1. Centre de Chirurgie Viscérale et de Transplantation, Hôpital Universitaire de Hautepierre, Avenue Molière, Strasbourg Cedex, France
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  • Philippe Wolf

    1. Centre de Chirurgie Viscérale et de Transplantation, Hôpital Universitaire de Hautepierre, Avenue Molière, Strasbourg Cedex, France
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Abstract

A multicenter retrospective review of 1467 patients treated by liver resection (LR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Europe over a 13-year period showed a mean mortality rate of 10.6%, which was correlated with the extent of LR, the etiology of cirrhosis and the study period with an improvement during the last years. Improved 5-year overall survival (20–51%) and disease-free survival (20–33%) reached similar rates in cirrhotic than in non-cirrhotic patients. Overall results were similar to those reported in Asian series as far as patients and tumor characteristics were comparable. (Liver Transpl 2004;10:S58–S63.)

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