Prevention of recurrence after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma
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 , 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.
KeywordsHepatocellular Carcinoma Liver Transplantation Liver Resection Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
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