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Diabetes Mellitus May Worsen the Prognosis in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients Undergoing Curative Microwave Ablation

from Journal of BUON

PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the outcomes of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients after curative microwave ablation (MWA) with and without diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: A total of 308 patients with HCC were retrospectively studied from 2005 to 2012 over an 8-year period. They were all successfully treated by MWA. Progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were analyzed according to the status of DM. The presence of other comorbidities and tumor status were studied using multivariate analysis. more

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