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World J Hepatol. May 28, 2017; 9(15): 711-714
Published online May 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i15.711
Usefulness of the MESH score in a European hepatocellular carcinoma cohort
Xavier Adhoute, Guillaume Pénaranda, Jean-Luc Raoul, Marc Bourlière
Xavier Adhoute, Marc Bourlière, Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology, Hôpital Saint-Joseph Marseille, 13008 Paris, France
Guillaume Pénaranda, AlphaBio Laboratory Marseille, 13008 Paris, France
Jean-Luc Raoul, Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology and Digestive Oncology, Institut Paoli-Calmette Marseille, 13008 Paris, France
Author contributions: Adhoute X, Raoul JL and Bourlière M are in charge of the patients; Bourlière M, Raoul JL and Adhoute X collected the data; Pénaranda G proceeded to statistical analysis; Adhoute X, Bourlière M, Raoul JL and Pénaranda G write the manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Xavier Adhoute, Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology, Hôpital Saint-Joseph, 26 Bd de Louvain Marseille, 13008 Paris, France. adhoute.xavier@neuf.fr
Received: January 29, 2017
Peer-review started: February 9, 2017
First decision: March 6, 2017
Revised: March 15, 2017
Accepted: April 23, 2017
Article in press: April 24, 2017
Published online: May 28, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: The Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer system has become the reference classification for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). But it has been criticized; each group includes a broad spectrum of tumors with limited therapeutic options. For this reason, different additional scoring systems have been proposed to improve the management. Liu et al proposes the MESH score, based on a large HCC cohort. It includes six parameters used in current practice, and in a European HCC cohort, this new score appears to be simple, reliable and useful to differentiate subgroups with different prognosis for each treatment modality.