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RFA Hepatica

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Suguru Yamashita, Taku Aoki, Yosuke Inoue, Junichi Kaneko, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Yasuhiko Sugawara, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Norihiro Kokudo
BACKGROUND: Although radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective local ablative technique for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the optimal treatment for recurrence after RFA has not been established. METHODS: Between September 2002 and December 2011, 46 hepatectomies (salvage group) were performed for intrahepatic (local or multifocal) recurrent HCC after RFA. The difference between the imaging findings before RFA and at the time of salvage resection, especially in the Local recurrent group, and the short-term and long-term outcomes after salvage surgery were analyzed retrospectively by comparing them with those for a matched control group (n = 46) and with those of patients who underwent a second hepatic resection for HCC recurrence after an initial hepatic resection during the same period (n = 155)...
March 2015: Surgery
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