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Alpha-Fetoprotein: The Predictor of Microvascular Invasion in Solitary Small Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Criterion for Anatomic or Non-Anatomic Hepatic Resection.
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PMID:  23321029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background/Aims: This study aimed to identify the preoperative predictors of microvascular invasion (MVI) in solitary small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and evaluate their application in surgical treatment. Methodology: We retrospectively analyzed 161 patients with solitary small HCC who underwent curative hepatic resection. Overall and disease-free survival rates were calculated by Kaplan-Meier method and compared by log-rank test. The independent predictors were identified by Cox proportional hazards model. Results: MVI was an independent predictor of both overall and disease-free survival. In 51 patients with MVI, anatomic resection achieved better survival than non-anatomic resection. However, anatomic resection and non-anatomic resection brought similar survival in patients without MVI. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) was identified as the unique predictor of MVI (HR=2.773, p=0.004). Anatomic resection achieved better survival outcome than non-anatomic resection when AFP >100μg/L (5-year overall survival rate: 85% vs. 55%, p=0.024; 5-year disease-free survival rate: 37% vs. 21%, p=0.025), while there was no statistical survival difference between anatomic and non-anatomic resection when AFP <=100μg/L (5-year overall survival rate: 85% vs. 76%, p=0.838; 5-year disease-free survival rate: 48% vs. 49%, p=0.921). Conclusions: Compared with non-anatomic resection, anatomic hepatic resection improves overall and disease-free survival of solitary small HCC patients with AFP >100μg/L.
Lu-Feng Fan; Wen-Chao Zhao; Ning Yang; Guang-Shun Yang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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