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World J Gastrointest Surg. Mar 27, 2020; 12(3): 85-92
Published online Mar 27, 2020. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v12.i3.85
Evolution and current status of the subclassification of intermediate hepatocellular carcinoma
Peng-Sheng Yi, Hong Wang, Jian-Shui Li
Peng-Sheng Yi, Jian-Shui Li, Department of Hepato-biliary-pancrease, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000, Sichuan Province, China
Hong Wang, Department of Orthopedics, Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University, Guiyang 550001, Guizhou Province, China
Author contributions: Li JS proposed the idea; Yi PS and Wang H wrote the paper; Yi PS collected literatures and abstracted data.
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Corresponding author: Jian-Shui Li, MD, Professor, Department of Hepato-biliary-pancrease, Institute of General surgery, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Wenhua Road, No. 63, Nanchong 637000, Sichuan Province, China.
Received: November 11, 2019
Peer-review started: November 11, 2019
First decision: December 11, 2019
Revised: December 21, 2019
Accepted: February 17, 2020
Article in press: February 17, 2020
Published online: March 27, 2020
Core Tip

Core tip: The present study reviewed the literatures and provided a general overview of the evolution and current status of the subclassification of intermediate hepatocellular carcinoma. We propose to expand the indication of liver resection and add radical treatments as the first option of the treatment for patients with intermediate hepatocellular carcinoma.