Systematic subsegmentectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma

  • Seiji Kawasaki
  • Masatoshi Makuuchi
  • Tomoo Kosuge
  • Tadatoshi Takayama


According to the eighth report published by the Liver Cancer Study Group of Japan in 1988 [1], surgical treatment and its outcome for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma had improved remarkably since the report issued in 1979 [2]. Two major reasons for the decreased operative mortality and improved long-term survival rate following hepatectomy are early detection with various diagnostic modalities for high-risk patients and advances in surgical treatment based on an understanding of the clinicopathological features of hepatocellular carcinoma.


Liver Resection Hepatic Vein Tumor Thrombus Middle Hepatic Vein Liver Surface 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seiji Kawasaki
    • 1
  • Masatoshi Makuuchi
    • 1
  • Tomoo Kosuge
    • 2
  • Tadatoshi Takayama
    • 2
  1. 1.First Department of SurgeryShinshu University School of MedicineMatsumotoJapan
  2. 2.National Cancer Center HospitalTokyoJapan

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