Gastroenterologia Japonica

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 54–60 | Cite as

Clinicopathological studies and operative results of hepatocellular carcinoma with liver cirrhosis, comparing HB-associated cirrhosis to alcoholic and post-transfusion cirrhosis

  • Takazumi Imai
  • Viccente M. Carrillo
  • Hajime Yokoi
  • Takashi Noguchi
  • Yoshifumi Kawarada
  • Ryuji Mizumoto
Original Articles


The present study was undertaken to elucidate clinicopathological findings and operative results of HCC with HB-associated cirrhosis, compared with those in HCC patients with alcoholic and post-transfusion cirrhosis. The number of the HBV group was 26 cases, consisting of 17 in sAg(+), 4 in eAg(+) and 5 in eAb(+) subgroups. The number of the post-transfusion group was 7 and that of alcoholic group was 12. A high incidence of hypersplenism and esophageal varix in the eAg(+) subgroup was found. ICG R15 was the highest, Kicg and ICG Rmax were the lowest in the eAg(+) subgroup. The mean diameter of tumors was the largest, 6.6±3.9 cm, in the sAg(+) subgroup and was the smallest, 2.2+1.7 cm, in the eAg(+) subgroup. The incidence of postoperative jaundice, hyperammoninemia and live dysfunction were the highest in the sAg(+) and eAg(+) subgroup. One and three-year survival rate were 76.9% and 48.1% in the sAg(+) subgroup, 60.0% and 30.0% in the eAb(+) subgroup, and the oneyear survival rate in the eAg(+) subgroup was 50.0%. The three-year survival rate could not be calculated because 3 years had not passed since the operation. The prognosis was the poorest in the HBV group among all groups. This study suggests that in HBV-associated cirrhosis, hepatectomy might induce “acute on chronic” changes (acute hepatitis and fulminant hepatitis). Therefore we should select operative procedures by considering surgical risk and the etiology of liver cirrhosis in hepatectomy.

Key words

HBV hepatocellular carcinoma liver cirrhosis non-A non-B hepatitis post-transfusion 


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© The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takazumi Imai
    • 1
  • Viccente M. Carrillo
    • 1
  • Hajime Yokoi
    • 1
  • Takashi Noguchi
    • 1
  • Yoshifumi Kawarada
    • 1
  • Ryuji Mizumoto
    • 1
  1. 1.The First Department of SurgeryMie University School of MedicineMieJapan

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