Current Status of Hepatic Resection in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  • Eizo Okamoto
  • Naoki Yamanaka
  • Akihiro Toyosaka
  • Nobutaka Tanaka
  • Kohei Yabuki


Most patients suffering from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Japan have associated liver cirrhosis or a related liver disease. In the past, massive hepatic resection in these patients applied to cure the HCC frequently resulted in a fatal liver failure postoperatively. Preoperative assessment to determine a safe limit for resection is the most urgent problem for liver surgeons in Japan [1].


Hepatic Vein Hepatic Resection Esophageal Varix Tumor Thrombus Caudate Lobe 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eizo Okamoto
  • Naoki Yamanaka
  • Akihiro Toyosaka
  • Nobutaka Tanaka
  • Kohei Yabuki
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  1. 1.First Department of SurgeryHyogo College of MedicineNishinomiya, Hyogo, 663Japan

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