The effect of Guidelines in surgical decision making: The paradigm of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

It is not inconceivable to envision surgeons, offering extended liver resection in patients beyond the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) staging system criteria with intermediate/advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), to be found negligent since extensive liver resection is correlated with increased morbidity compared to conservative or palliative treatment. Given that no other classification system than BCLC has been adopted widely for HCC staging and treatment, a revision of the BCLC algorithm and clinical guidelines should be tailored using new molecular and clinical treatment algorithms, as well as including patient's preferences.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moris, D; Vernadakis, S; Papalampros, A; Petrou, A; Dimitroulis, D; Spartalis, E; Felekouras, E; Fung, JJ

Published Date

  • November 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1332 - 1336

PubMed ID

  • 28039690

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2241-6293

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1107-0625


  • eng