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March 1978

Solid Liver Tumors

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Rochester, NY

Arch Surg. 1978;113(3):344. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370150116033

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This monograph, one of a series in Major Problems in Clinical Surgery, is unique. It represents the personal research efforts of the authors to obtain data concerning solid liver tumors throughout this country and to compare these data with those reported in the literature.

Personal visits were made to 98 hospitals and the authors reviewed the records of all patients and used these records and the pathological specimens to assess 130 cases of primary epithelial cancer in adults, 72 cases of primary epithelial cancer in children, 63 cases of focal nodular hyperplasia, 37 cases of liver cell adenoma, 176 cases of liver resections for metastatic cancer, 92 cases of liver resections done en bloc for extension of tumor from an adjacent organ, and 36 miscellaneous primary tumors found in a total of 621 cases.

Highlights in the history of liver tumors and their resection are presented in a scholarly fashion,

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