Hepatic resection in cirrhotic liver in Egyptian patients experience

 BACKGROUND/AIMS: In many centers hepatic resection is still the treatment of choice for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic liver. Several factors affect the prognosis; one of them is the extent of resection. This study retrospectively evaluates outcome after different types of hepatic resection in cirrhotic liver. METHODOLOGY: Hepatectomy was performed in 245 patients. From them, 140 patients were subjected to hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic liver.