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Dr. David Geller of UPMC discusses the management options for hepatocellular carcnioma (HCC) including laparscopic liver resection and transplant.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  •     Discuss management options for hepatocellular carcnioma (HCC)
  •     Summarize the outcomes of laparoscopic liver resection for HCC
  •     Identify pros and cons of liver transplant for patients with HCC

Additional Reading Rescources:

  1. Nguyen KT, Gamblin TC, Geller DA. World review of laparoscopic liver resection — 2,804 patients. Ann Surg, 2009, 250:83 1-841.
  2. Nguyen KT, Marsh JW, Tsung A, Steel J L, Gamblin TC, Geller DA. Comparative bene?ts of laparoscopic versus open hepatic resection: a critical appraisal. Arch Surg, 2011; 146:348-56.
  3. Rahbari NN, Mehrabi A, Mollberg NM, Muller SA, Koch M, Buchler MW, Weitz J. Hepatocellular carcinoma: current management and perspectives for the future. Ann Surg. 2011; 253:453-69. Review.


Dr. Geller has no relevant relationships with any entities producing healthcare goods or services relevant to this lecture.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hours.

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Release Date: 9/13/2011 | Last Modified On: 9/13/2011 | Expires: 9/12/2012

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