Letter to the Editor
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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Jan 15, 2022; 14(1): 366-368
Published online Jan 15, 2022. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v14.i1.366
Comment on “Outcomes of curative liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis”
Xiao-Long Tang, Yan-Dong Miao, Deng-Hai Mi
Xiao-Long Tang, Yan-Dong Miao, Deng-Hai Mi, The First Clinical Medical College, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu Province, China
Xiao-Long Tang, The Second Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000, Sichuan Province, China
Deng-Hai Mi, Dean's Office, Gansu Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lanzhou730000, Gansu Province, China
Author contributions: Tang XL and Miao YD designed, performed research and analyzed data; Tang XL wrote the comment; and Mi DH revised the comment.
Supported by The Special Plan for Condition Construction of Gansu Provincial Scientific Research Institutes, No. 20JR10RA432.
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Corresponding author: Deng-Hai Mi, MD, Chief Doctor, Dean, Professor, The First Clinical Medical College, Lanzhou University, No. 1 Donggang West Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu Province, China. mi.dh@outlook.com
Received: June 21, 2021
Peer-review started: June 21, 2021
First decision: July 29, 2021
Revised: August 9, 2021
Accepted: December 25, 2021
Article in press: December 25, 2021
Published online: January 15, 2022
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Core Tip

Core Tip: Inappropriate hepatectomy might result in liver failure and even death for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with cirrhosis. The main highlight of our comment is to emphasize the urgency of discovering and confirming new markers before hepatectomy in HCC patients with cirrhosis.