Article (Scientific journals)
Preoperative risk score for prediction of long-term outcomes after hepatectomy for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: Report of a collaborative, international-based, external validation study.
Brustia, Raffaele; Langella, Serena; Kawai, Takayuki et al.
2020In European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 46 (4 Pt A), p. 560-571
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi


Full Text
Publisher postprint (1.16 MB)

All documents in ORBi are protected by a user license.

Send to


Keywords :
External validation; Intra-hepatic cholangiocarcinoma; Liver surgery; Long-term outcomes; Prognostic score; liver transplantation; cancer; abdominal surgery; laparoscopy; foie; chirurgie; cholangiocarcinome; transplantation; prognostic; organ transplantation
Abstract :
[en] PURPOSE: A preoperative risk score (PRS) to predict outcome of patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma treated by liver surgery could be clinically relevant.To assess accuracy for broadly adoption, external validation of predictive models on independent datasets is crucial. The objective of this study was to externally validate the score for prediction of long-term outcomes after liver surgery for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma proposed by Sasaki et al. and based on preoperative albumin, neutrophil-to-lymphocytes-ratio, CA19-9 and tumor size. METHODS: Patients treated by liver surgery for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma at 11 international HPB centers from 2001 to 2018 were included in the external validation cohort. Harrell's c-index and Hosmer-Lemeshow analyses were used to test PRS discrimination and calibration. Kaplan-Meier curve for risk groups as described in the original study were displayed. RESULTS: A total of 355 patients with 174 deaths during the follow-up period (median=41.7 months, IQR 32.8-50.6) were included. The median PRS value was 14.7 (IQR 10.7-20.6), with normal distribution across the cohort. A Cox regression on PRS covariates found coefficients similar to those of the derivation cohort, except for tumor size. Measures of discrimination estimated by Harrell's c-index was 0.61(95%CI:0.56-0.67) and Hosmer-Lemeshow p=0.175. The Kaplan-Meyer estimation showed reasonable discrimination across risk groups, with 5years survival rate ranging from 20.1% to 0%. CONCLUSION: In this external validation cohort, the PRS had mild discrimination and poor calibration performance, similarly to the original publication. Nevertheless, its ability to identify different classes of risk is clinically useful, for a better tailoring of a therapeutic strategy.
Disciplines :
Gastroenterology & hepatology
Author, co-author :
Brustia, Raffaele
Langella, Serena
Kawai, Takayuki
Fonseca, Gilton Marques
Schielke, Astrid
Colli, Fabio
Resende, Vivian
Fleres, Francesco
Roulin, Didier
Leyman, Paul
Giacomoni, Alessandro
Granger, Benjamin
Fartoux, Laetitia
De Carlis, Luciano
Demartines, Nicolas
Sommacale, Daniele
Sanches, Marcelo Dias
Patrono, Damiano
DETRY, Olivier  ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > Département de chirurgie > Chirurgie abdo, sénologique, endocrine et de transplantation
Herman, Paulo
Okumura, Shinya
Ferrero, Alessandro
Scatton, Olivier
More authors (13 more) Less
Language :
Title :
Preoperative risk score for prediction of long-term outcomes after hepatectomy for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: Report of a collaborative, international-based, external validation study.
Publication date :
April 2020
Journal title :
European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Publisher :
W. B. Saunders Co., United Kingdom
Volume :
Issue :
4 Pt A
Pages :
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Commentary :
Copyright (c) 2019 Elsevier Ltd, BASO ~ The Association for Cancer Surgery, and the European Society of Surgical Oncology. All rights reserved.
Available on ORBi :
since 14 November 2019


Number of views
115 (8 by ULiège)
Number of downloads
88 (2 by ULiège)

Scopus citations®
Scopus citations®
without self-citations


Similar publications

Contact ORBi