Hépatomes : comparaison de la résection et de la cryothérapie.

Comparison of resection and cryotherapy for HCC.

Type d'article : Article


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common and increasingly important cancer which is responsible for approximately one million deaths per year. For small tumours, treatment with alcohol injection has been associated with good results, but for larger tumours resection has been the only potentially curative procedure to date. Resection of HCC is much more dangerous because of the risks of liver surgery in cirrhotics. Cryotherapy has been extensively used for the in-situ imaging-controlled destruction of liver tumours, mainly metastases secondary to colorectal cancer, but there are also reports of its use in the treatment of HCC. The advantage of cryotherapy in HCC is that extensive parenchymal resection is not required. At present, there have been no studies comparing outcomes from resection and cryotherapy for patients with HCC. This report compares results in HCCs in our liver unit from 1990 to 2001.


  • Titre original : Comparison of resection and cryotherapy for HCC.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 2004-1976
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : Cryosurgery - n. 9
  • Date d'édition : 01/2004
  • Document disponible en consultation à la bibliothèque du siège de l'IIF uniquement.


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