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Ultrasound-Guided Liver Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  • Guido Torzilli
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Abstract

Hepatic surgery performed without a parenchyma-sparing policy carries relevant risks for patients’ survival due to the not negligible occurrence of postoperative liver failure. In particular, the coexistence of liver cirrhosis in most cases of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has a considerable adverse effect on the surgical results. As a matter of fact, recent series are still associated with mortality rates above 5%, which is not negligible [1].

Keywords

Hepatic surgery Ultrasound-guided percutaneous therapies Liver resection Contrast-enhanced Ultrasonography performed intraoperatively 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Torzilli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Istituto Clinico Humanitas IRCCSUniversity of Milan, School of MedicineMilanItaly

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