Title: Treatment of primary malignant liver tumors
- Mariusz Grodzicki, Piotr Remiszewski, Marek Krawczyk
- Original articles
- Polish Gastroenterology
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- treatment, primary malignant tumors, liver
Introduction: Primary malignant hepatic tumors are thirty times rarer than metastatic tumors. The most common primary malignant tumors are: hepatocellulare carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma.
Aim of the study: The aim of this study is presentation of hepatic primary malignant tumors treatment methods used in our Department based on the materiał of 100 patients.
Material and methods: The materiał is 100 patients who were treated in our Department from 1999 to 2000 due to diagnosed primary malignant hepatic tumor. In most cases hepatocellulare carcinoma was diagnosed (88), less common was cholangiocarcinoma (9), and only few cases of other tumors. In this group men represented 61 patients and women 39. Average age was 60 years for all patients. It was 60.49 for men and 58.15 for women.
Results: In 75 cases only palliative treatment was used including: chemoembolisation (49 cases), systemie chemotherapy (6 cases), selective chemotherapy to hepatic artery (5 cases), palliative drainage of bile ducts (3 cases), tumor alcoholisation (2 cases) and only symptomatic treatment (10 cases). Operations were performed in 25 cases.