Early Hepatocellular Carcinoma as an Entity With a High Rate of Surgical Cure
Fig. 1. Kaplan-Meier estimates of survival after hepatectomy in 67 patients with HCC, according to the tumor typing. (A) Overall survival and (B) recurrence-free survival in the early HCC group (n = 15) and the overt HCC group (n = 52). The 7 patients who finally proved to have Stage II HCC and the 1 patient who died of liver failure after 3 months (all belonged to the overt HCC group) were included. Tick marks indicate surviving patients (A) or those with no recurrence (B) and their duration of follow-up. The percentages above each curve indicate cumulative survival rates at 5 and 10 years.