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Effects of Anesthetic Technique on Cancer Recurrence in Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Small Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Erratum

doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3182804630
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In the article “Effects of Anesthetic Technique on Cancer Recurrence in Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Small Hepatocellular Carcinoma” in the February 2012 issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, the authors described the study population incorrectly. The published description was:

Between August 1999 and December 2008, 179 consecutive patients with small HCC (≤3 cm in diameter) were referred to our institution for RFA. The diagnosis of HCC was based on the diagnostic criteria used by the European Association for the Study of the Liver: 2 imaging techniques showing typical features of HCC or positive findings on 1 imaging study combined with an a-fetoprotein (AFP) level > 400 ng/mL, or cytologic/histologic diagnosis of HCC.

The statement is incorrect, because the 179 subjects are those subjects who met our inclusion criteria, not the total number of subjects referred to our institution. The manuscript should have said:

Between August 1999 and December 2008, 179 consecutive patients with small HCC (3 cm in diameter) referred to our institution for RFA met our inclusion criteria. The diagnosis of HCC was based on the diagnostic criteria used by the European Association for the Study of the Liver28: 2 imaging techniques showing typical features of HCC or positive findings on 1 imaging study combined with an a-fetoprotein (AFP) level > 400 ng/mL, or cytologic/histologic diagnosis of HCC.

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REFERENCES

1. Lai R, Peng Z, Chen D, Wang X, Xing W, Zeng W, Chen M. The effects of anesthetic technique on cancer recurrence in percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of small hepatocellular carcinoma. Anesth Analg. 2012;114:290–6
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