Franziska I Meyer
University of Cologne
Internal medicineVeinHepatocellular carcinomaThrombosisReferral centerIn patientAdvanced stageRisk factorClinical significanceMedicineGastroenterology
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#1Aline Mähringer-Kunz (University of Mainz)H-Index: 5
#2Franziska I Meyer (University of Cologne)
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BACKGROUND There is strong evidence that portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT) is associated with poor survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, data regarding the clinical significance of hepatic vein tumor thrombosis (HVTT) is rare, particularly in Western patients. OBJECTIVE To determine the HVTT prevalence in a Western patient population and its impact on survival. METHODS We included 1310 patients with HCC treated in our tertiary referral center between January 2005 a...
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