Multimodal radiofrequency ablation versus laparoscopic hepatic resection for the treatment of primary hepatocellular carcinoma within Milan criteria in severely cirrhotic patients: long-term favorable outcomes over 10years

Multimodal radiofrequency ablation versus laparoscopic hepatic resection for the treatment of... Background Less invasiveness is an important consideration for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) especially in patients with severe cirrhosis. Methods Between April 2000 and September 2016, 100 patients with liver damage B underwent multimodal radiofrequency ablation (RFA; n = 62) or laparoscopic hepatic resection (Lap-HR; n = 38) for primary HCC as defined by the Milan criteria. We compared the operative outcomes and patients’ survival between the two groups. Results The RFA group showed worse liver functions as indicated by indocyanine green retention rate (32.9 vs. 22.4%; p < 0.0001) and serum albumin value (3.3 vs. 3.6 g/dl; p = 0.0029). As expected, RFA was less invasive, as indicated by the differences in operation time (166 vs. 288 min.; p < 0.0001) and blood loss (8 vs. 377 g; p < 0.0001). There was no signifi- cant difference in the morbidity rate between the two groups; however, the duration of hospital stay of the RFA group was significantly shorter (7 vs. 11 days; p = 0.0002). There were no significant between-group differences regarding overall or disease-free survival. Conclusion Multimodal RFA for HCC in patients with severe cirrhosis is associated with less invasiveness and shorter hospital stays, with no compromise in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Surgical Endoscopy Springer Journals

Multimodal radiofrequency ablation versus laparoscopic hepatic resection for the treatment of primary hepatocellular carcinoma within Milan criteria in severely cirrhotic patients: long-term favorable outcomes over 10years

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Surgery; Gynecology; Gastroenterology; Hepatology; Proctology; Abdominal Surgery
ISSN
0930-2794
eISSN
1432-2218
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00464-018-6264-3
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Abstract

Background Less invasiveness is an important consideration for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) especially in patients with severe cirrhosis. Methods Between April 2000 and September 2016, 100 patients with liver damage B underwent multimodal radiofrequency ablation (RFA; n = 62) or laparoscopic hepatic resection (Lap-HR; n = 38) for primary HCC as defined by the Milan criteria. We compared the operative outcomes and patients’ survival between the two groups. Results The RFA group showed worse liver functions as indicated by indocyanine green retention rate (32.9 vs. 22.4%; p < 0.0001) and serum albumin value (3.3 vs. 3.6 g/dl; p = 0.0029). As expected, RFA was less invasive, as indicated by the differences in operation time (166 vs. 288 min.; p < 0.0001) and blood loss (8 vs. 377 g; p < 0.0001). There was no signifi- cant difference in the morbidity rate between the two groups; however, the duration of hospital stay of the RFA group was significantly shorter (7 vs. 11 days; p = 0.0002). There were no significant between-group differences regarding overall or disease-free survival. Conclusion Multimodal RFA for HCC in patients with severe cirrhosis is associated with less invasiveness and shorter hospital stays, with no compromise in the

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Surgical EndoscopySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 5, 2018

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