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Hepatocellular cancer resection

Yushen Jin, Kun Wang, Jie Tian
In clinical imaging modalities, MRI is suitable for preoperative examination. And fluorescence imaging has been proposed to improve the detectability of cancer lesions during the operation. However, the specificity and accuracy of the two imaging modalities is limited. To improve the prognosis and survival rate of the patient suffering from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), it is very important to develop a specific probe to achieve early detection and precise resection of HCC. We selected HCC targeting peptide SP94 to conjugate with a NIR dye and Gd chelated DOTA to enhance the specificity of different imaging modalities...
March 15, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
Yuichi Goto, Yoshihiro Uchino, Shin Sasaki, Nobuhisa Shirahama, Yoriko Nomura, Jun Akiba, Hiroto Ishikawa, Yoshito Akagi, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Koji Okuda
INTRODUCTION: We report a rare case of complete spontaneous necrosis of a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) accompanied by portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT), as confirmed by resection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old man was referred to our hospital for suspected HCC. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) findings before admission revealed a 53-mm tumor in the posterior segment of the liver and were suspicious for PVTT in the right posterior PV. Both alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and proteins induced by vitamin K absence or antagonist-II (PIVKA-II) were elevated at 17,562 ng/mL and 153 mAU/mL, respectively...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Myung Han Hyun, Young-Sun Lee, Ji Hoon Kim, Chan Uk Lee, Young Kul Jung, Yeon Seok Seo, Hyung Joon Yim, Jong Eun Yeon, Kwan Soo Byun
According to the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease treatment guidelines for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the role of surgery has been expanded beyond the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) algorithm. We compared primary hepatectomy (PH) with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in patients with intermediate to advanced (BCLC stage-B/C) stage HCC to determine the current evidence. Through database search, we included 18 high-quality studies (1 randomized controlled trial [RCT], 5 propensity-score matching non-randomized comparative trials [NRCT], and 12 NRCTs) that compared survival outcomes of 5,986 patients after PH and TACE...
March 15, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Chaobin He, Yize Mao, Xiangming Lao, Shengping Li, Xiaojun Lin
The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been regarded as a prognostic factor in various types of cancer. The present study aimed to identify the association between NLR and combined hepatocellular cholangiocarcinoma (cHCC-CC) in patients who underwent surgical resection. The present study retrospectively reviewed 59 patients who were diagnosed with cHCC-CC and treated with surgical resection between January 2000 and October 2014 at the Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (Guangzhou, China)...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Chia-Yang Hsu, Po-Hong Liu, Shu-Yein Ho, Cheng-Yuan Hsia, Praneeth Kudaravalli, Yun-Hsuan Lee, Yi-You Chiou, Ya-Ju Tsai, Yi-Hsiang Huang, Teh-Ia Huo
BACKGROUND: The nomogram of the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been used for outcome prediction. Patients with BCLC stage C HCC often undergo anti-cancer therapy against current treatment guidelines in real world practice. We aimed to use the nomogram to provide guidance on treatment selection for BCLC stage C patients. METHODS: A total of 1317 patients with stage C HCC were retrospectively analyzed and divided into four groups by nomogram points...
March 14, 2018: BMC Cancer
Gulziya Ismailova, Eugene Yenin, Shokan Kaniev, Dinara Bayguisova, Talgat Tajibaev
OBJECTIVES: Hepatocellular carcinoma is the predominant malignancy in patients with cirrhosis and chronic liver disease. Our aim was to assess the morphologic, radiologic, and immunologic charac teristics of hepatocellular carcinoma and liver cirrhosis concerning surgical treatment tactics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of a prospective study performed at the JSC National Scientific Center of Surgery (named after A. Syzganov). The study included 58 patients: 31 with hepatocellular carcinoma (53...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
N Golse, A El Bouyousfi, F Marques, B Bancel, K Mohkam, C Ducerf, P Merle, M Sebagh, D Castaing, A Sa Cunha, R Adam, D Cherqui, E Vibert, J-Y Mabrut
BACKGROUND: Hepatectomy remains the standard treatment for large hepatocellular carcinoma (LHCC) ≥5cm. Fibrosis may constitute a contraindication for resection because of high risk of post-hepatectomy liver failure, but its impact on patient outcome and cancer recurrence remains ill defined. Our aim was to compare predictors of survival in patients with and without cirrhosis following hepatectomy for LHCC. METHODS: The data on consecutive patients undergoing hepatectomy for LHCC in two tertiary centres between 2012 and 2016 were reviewed...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Visceral Surgery
Sunyoung Lee, Tae Wook Kang, Dong Ik Cha, Kyoung Doo Song, Min Woo Lee, Hyunchul Rhim, Hyo Keun Lim, Dong Hyun Sinn, Jong Man Kim, Kyunga Kim
BACKGROUND: The therapeutic outcomes for perivascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) between surgical resection (SR) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) have not been studied. AIMS: To compare SR with RFA as first-line treatment in patients with perivascular HCC and to evaluate the long-term outcomes of both therapies. METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board. The requirement for informed consent was waived...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
Abigail Mills, David Thayer, Christopher Noda, Amber Salter, Yu Tao, Minzhi Xing, Robert Martin, Raja Ramaswamy, Olaguoke Akinwande
AIM: To compare overall survival (OS) and liver cancer-specific survival (LCSS) in patients with localized hepatocellular carcinoma treated with surgical resection (SR) or thermal ablation (TA) using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database. MATERIALS & METHODS: Kaplan-Meier, competing risk and Cox regression analyses were performed after identifying patients. Propensity score matching was then applied. RESULTS: There was significantly better OS in the SR group and significantly lower probability of LCSS in the TA group...
March 8, 2018: Future Oncology
Yuan Huang, Ling Wei, Ai-Min Sun, Bo Li, Cheng-Jun Sun, Wei-Bo Liang, Qiu-Ying Liu, Xiao-Qin Yu, Jing-Yang He, Yang Qin
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a malignant tumor that severely threatens human health. To date, early detection for HCC patients is particularly significant due to their poor survival rates even after liver resection. METHODS: Therefore, an efficient and sensitive detection method for monitoring liver cancer, multiplex methylation-specific PCR (MSP) coupled with capillary electrophoresis, is developed. RESULTS: Simulations demonstrated that the methylation status of RASSF1A, p16, SFRP1, and ELF could be detected even when DNA equaled or exceeded 12...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
Bruno Sangro, Carlo Ludovico Maini, Giuseppe Maria Ettorre, Roberto Cianni, Rita Golfieri, Daniele Gasparini, Samer Ezziddin, Philipp M Paprottka, Francesco Fiore, Mark Van Buskirk, Jose Ignacio Bilbao, Rita Salvatori, Emanuela Giampalma, Onelio Geatti, Kai Wilhelm, Ralf Thorsten Hoffmann, Francesco Izzo, Mercedes Iñarrairaegui, Carlo Urigo, Alberta Cappelli, Alessandro Vit, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Tobias Franz Jakobs, Rosa Sciuto, Giuseppe Pizzi, Secondo Lastoria
PURPOSE: Radioembolisation is part of the multimodal treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) at specialist liver centres. This study analysed the impact of prior treatment on tolerability and survival following radioembolisation. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 325 consecutive patients with a confirmed diagnosis of HCC, who received radioembolisation with yttrium-90 resin microspheres at eight European centres between September 2003 and December 2009...
March 7, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Deborah Repullo, Marie Diaz, Stéphane Holbrechts, Maria Gomez-Galdón, Dirk Van Gestel, Ali Bohlok, Gabriel Liberale, Vincent Donckier
BACKGROUND: The development of a second primary tumor is a potential late side effect of radiotherapy. Particularly, an increased risk of secondary cancers, mostly of digestive or breast origin, has been observed in patients treated with high-dose radiotherapy for Wilms tumor (WT) in childhood. However, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been very rarely described as a potentially radiotherapy-induced tumor. We describe the case of a patient with an aggressive HCC 50 years after the treatment of a WT...
March 7, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Yunhong Tian, Huan Lyu, Yunhong He, Hari Krishna Kanduri
BACKGROUND: Recently, experts proposed subclassification for BCLC B patients. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the efficient of subclassification of patients with hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) staging system. METHODS: Seven hundred twenty-nine consecutive hepatitis B virus-related HCC patients with BCLC stage B classification who underwent hepatectomy in the period 2006-2012 were retrospectively analyzed...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
Hui Guo, Tao Wu, Qiang Lu, Miaojing Li, Jing-Yue Guo, Yuan Shen, Zheng Wu, Ke-Jun Nan, Yi Lv, Xu-Feng Zhang
Objectives: Surgical resection remains a controversial treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) within different Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stages. The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome of patients undergoing surgical resection (SR) compared to non-surgical treatments across different BCLC stages. Patients and methods: One thousand four hundred forty-three HCC patients within BCLC 0, A, B and C stages were identified. Overall survival was compared by log-rank test among patients within different BCLC stages and among patients receiving different treatments (SR vs locoregional therapy [LRT] vs best supportive care)...
2018: Cancer Management and Research
Ming-Chun Ma, Yi-Ju Chen, Tai-Jan Chiu, Jui Lan, Chien-Ting Liu, Yi-Ching Chen, Hsin-Ho Tien, Yen-Yang Chen
BACKGROUND: Post-surgical prognosis is usually poor for combined hepatocellular cholangiocarcinoma (CHCC-CC), a rare primary liver cancer. Although midkine (MK) is a prognostic biomarker for several known cancers, it is not known whether it can be used as such in resectable CHCC-CC. This study examined whether MK expression can predict recurrence and survival in patients with resectable CHCC-CC. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 52 patients with resectable CHCC-CC who had received curative hepatic resections...
February 27, 2018: BMC Cancer
Ryan A Hlady, Keith D Robertson
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most prevalent primary tumor of the liver, and is steadily becoming one of the most lethal cancers worldwide. Liver resection, which is the recommended procedure for early localized HCC, results in frequent recurrence (50-70%), while the standard of care for late-stage HCC, multikinase inhibitors, only improves survival by a few months. The lack of success for these treatment modalities is attributable, at least in part, to marked phenotypic heterogeneity within the tumor...
February 2018: Seminars in Liver Disease
F Oldhafer, K I Ringe, K Timrott, M Kleine, O Beetz, W Ramackers, S Cammann, J Klempnauer, F W R Vondran, H Bektas
PURPOSE: Treatment of malignancies invading the hepatic veins/inferior vena cava is a surgical challenge. An ante situm technique allows luxation of the liver in front of the situs to perform tumor resection. Usually, cold perfusion and veno-venous bypass are applied. Our experience with modified ante situm resection relying only on total vascular occlusion is reported. METHODS: Retrospective analysis on an almost 15-year experience with ante situm resection without application of cold perfusion or veno-venous bypass RESULTS: The ante situm technique was applied on eight patients...
February 22, 2018: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
Weijian Sun, Bin He, Beng Yang, Wendi Hu, Shaobing Cheng, Heng Xiao, Zhengjie Yang, Xiaoyu Wen, Lin Zhou, Haiyang Xie, Xian Shen, Jian Wu, Shusen Zheng
The genome-wide clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) screen is a powerful tool used to identify therapeutic targets that can be harnessed for cancer treatment. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of genome-wide CRISPR screening to identify druggable genes associated with sorafenib-treated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A genome-scale CRISPR knockout (GeCKO v2) library containing 123,411 single guide RNAs (sgRNAs) was used to identify loss-of-function mutations conferring sorafenib resistance upon HCC cells...
February 21, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
Linda M Pak, Jayasree Chakraborty, Mithat Gonen, William C Chapman, Richard Kg Do, Bas Groot Koerkamp, Kees Verhoef, Ser Yee Lee, Marco Massani, Eric P van der Stok, Amber L Simpson
BACKGROUND: Post-hepatectomy liver insufficiency (PHLI) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality after liver resection. Quantitative imaging analysis using CT scans measures variations in pixel intensity related to perfusion. A preliminary study demonstrated a correlation between quantitative imaging features of the future liver remnant (FLR) parenchyma from preoperative CT scans and PHLI. The objective of the present study was to explore the potential application of quantitative imaging analysis in PHLI in an expanded, multi-institutional cohort...
February 14, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Alessandra Cristaudi, Jessica Barizzi, Raffaele Rosso, Marco Varini, Mario Alerci, Laura Rubbia Brandt, Pietro Majno, Ruben Carlo Balzarotti Canger
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most frequent primary hepatic cancer. Pathological features can define the biological behavior and prognosis. Medullary-like HCC is a very rare variant that has been described only twice in literature. In the present study, we report the case of a non-cirrhotic 72-year-old man, who presented two HCC lesions on routine screening for hepatitis C virus liver disease. Radiological imaging and biopsy showed two different subtypes: one classic HCC, which was treated with chemoembolization, and a second PET/CT-positive carcinoma with a PET/CT-positive metastatic coeliac lymph node, which was resected laparoscopically with a left lateral sectionectomy and extended lymphadenectomy...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
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