Topic: Resection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the Elderly

A special issue of Hepatoma Research

ISSN 2454-2520 (Online), ISSN 2394-5079 (Print)

Submission deadline: 1 Dec 2019

Guest Editor(s)

  • Bruno Nardo, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor, Chief of General Surgery Unit, Annunziata Hospital of Cosenza, University of Bologna, Italy

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Special Issue Introduction

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common malignancy globally and the third leading cause of malignancy - related mortality worldwide. The incidence of HCC is still higher in some African and Eastern Asian regions. This cancer represents 3%-6% of all solid tumours in the USA and Europe. Hepatitis B virus (HBV)/hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and alcohol abuse seem to be the main causes of the spread of HCC in Western countries. HCC is the most common cancer in the elderly population. Despite the established efficacy of screening programs for at-risk individuals, the diagnosis is usually performed at later stages of disease, wherein the tumour characteristics or liver disease progressions do not allow for curative therapeutic approach.
In the past decades, particularly in Western countries, the number of geriatric patients undergoing liver surgery has increased significantly. Moreover, studies on the so-called "oldest old" also known as "very elderly" are lacking in this scientific field.
The aim of this special issue is to investigate the impact of age on postoperative outcomes in elderly patients undergoing HCC resection.


Matteo Ravaioli   University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Mohamed Abdel-Wahab   Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
Georgios Tsoulfas   Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Ratna Kumari   Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Taizo Hibi   Kumamoto University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto, Japan
Stefania Brozzetti   University of Rome La Sapienza Medical School, Rome, Italy
Marcos Belotto   São José Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil
Vishalkumar Girishchandra Shelat   Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore City, Singapore
Giovanni Marasco   University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Ricky Harminder Bhogal   University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, United Kingdom
Guido Poggi   Chirurgia II Città di Pavia Clinic, Pavia, Italy
Mohammed Elmorshedi   Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
Alberto Brolese & Francesco Ciarleglio   Ospedale S. Chiara, Trento, Italy
Enrico Gringeri   Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy
The list is arranged in no particular order.

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1 Dec 2019

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