Experience with 150 liver resections

S. Iwatsuki, B. W. Shaw, T. E. Starzl

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One hundred fifty liver resections were performed with an operative mortality rate of 4%. Indications for liver resections were 43 primary liver malignancies, 43 metastatic liver tumors, and 64 benign liver diseases. The 3-year actuarial survival rate after treatment of primary liver malignancy was 56%, and that after treatment of metastatic liver tumors was 66%. All but one of 59 patients with benign disease who survived operation were alive without development of late symptoms or complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-253
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

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    Iwatsuki, S., Shaw, B. W., & Starzl, T. E. (1983). Experience with 150 liver resections. Annals of surgery, 197(3), 247-253. https://doi.org/10.1097/00000658-198303000-00001