Prevention of recurrence after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma

  • Henri Bismuth
  • René Adam
  • Denis Castaing
  • Laurence Chiche
  • Joseph S. Raccuia
Part of the Transplantation and Clinical Immunology book series (TRAC, volume 27)

Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) when left untreated has an extremely poor prognosis. Liver transplantation in certain situations has proven benefit despite a high incidence of recurrence, although, survival at 5 years, is still the lowest compared to other indications for transplantation. We have, since our initial retrospective report [1], carefully selected patients with a chance for cure based upon the size and number of lesions. Subsequently, in this second prospective period, the results of this new approach were reviewed with emphasis on evaluating factors of recurrence and survival for patients with known HCC in cirrhosis.

Keywords

Hepatocellular Carcinoma Liver Transplantation Liver Resection Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henri Bismuth
  • René Adam
  • Denis Castaing
  • Laurence Chiche
  • Joseph S. Raccuia

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