Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis: Prognostic parameters

C. Benckert, S. Jonas, A. Thelen, A. Spinelli, G. Schumacher, M. Heise, J. Langrehr, P. Neuhaus

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Selection of patients suffering from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cirrhosis for liver transplantation is based upon the number and diameter of tumor nodules but not with vascular invasion. From 1989 to 2003, 1619 liver transplantations were performed in 1471 patients, including 163 patients with an HCC in cirrhosis. Selection criteria were a maximal diameter of up to 5 cm when the tumor appeared to be uninodular, or up to 3 cm in the case of two or three nodules and no vascular invasion prior to transplantation. The postoperative mortality rate was 1.7%. One-, 5- and 10-year survivals were 88%, 62%, and 51%, respectively. Among 1307 transplantations without HCC, the rates were 90%, 84%, and 76%, respectively (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1693-1694
Number of pages2
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation


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