The investigators conducted a prospective study to determine the safety and efficacy of minor and major hepatectomy selected by predetermined criteria in 138 patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma. In selected patients, minor liver resection was a good treatment.
- Study Type: Interventional
Objective: To determine the safety and efficacy of minor and major hepatectomy selected by predetermined criteria in patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HC).
Summary Background Data: For HC treated with hepatectomy, the extent of liver resection remains controversial despite extensive studies.
Methods: From January 2000 to December 2007, we prospectively studied patients who received surgical treatment for HC. Of the 187 patients who were surgically treated, 138 (73.8%) underwent resection with a curative intent. Minor hepatectomy was carried out in 93 patients who had Bismuth-Corlette types I, II and III HC without hepatic artery/portal vein invasion; and major hepatectomy in 45 patients who had type III HC with hepatic artery/portal vein invasion, or type IV HC.
- Procedure: Minor or Major Liver Resection
Arms, Groups and Cohorts
- No Intervention: Control group
Clinical Trial Outcome Measures
- On multivariate analysis, prognostic factors significantly impacted on long-term survival were UICC tumor stage and histopathologic grade.
Participating in This Clinical Trial
- Criteria for resectability were absence of peritoneal or liver metastases, tumor extension to beyond secondary biliary branches bilaterally, tumor extension to secondary portal venous branches bilaterally
- not in accordance with the above criteria
Gender Eligibility: All
Minimum Age: 26 Years
Maximum Age: 72 Years
Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No
- Lead Sponsor
- Huazhong University of Science and Technology
- Ministry of Health, China
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