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Surgical Treatment of Subclinical Cases of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  • Zhao-You Tang

Abstract

Subclinical cases of hepatocellular carcinoma (subclin-HCC) are arbitrarily defined as those without obvious HCC symptoms and signs. They are detected principally by alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) serosurvey or by ultrasonography in asymptomatic subjects, particularly those with a background of liver disease. The early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of subclin-HCC has opened a new era in the clinical aspects of liver cancer research since the early 1970s. After long-term follow-up, the significance of the study of subclin-HCC has become clearer, especially in patients who have undergone surgical treatment.

Keywords

Limited Resection Hepatic Hilum Hepatic Artery Ligation Subclinical Case Hilar Occlusion 
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© Springer Japan 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhao-You Tang
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  1. 1.Liver Cancer Research Unit, Zhong Shan HospitalShanghai Medical UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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