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Current Concepts in Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Liver Transplantation: A Review and 2014 Update

Andrew Ofosu, Ahmet Gurakar

Citation Information : Ofosu A, Gurakar A. Current Concepts in Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Liver Transplantation: A Review and 2014 Update. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2015; 5 (1):19-25.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1123

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common cancer worldwide. Multiple treatment modalities for HCC are available, depending on size and number of tumor. Liver transplantation offers the most reasonable option for curative treatment, because it simultaneously removes the burden of the diseased liver. The Milan criteria currently remain the benchmark for the selection of patients with HCC for transplantation. However, there is considerable and promising interest in expanding the eligibility criteria to include the University of California San Francisco criteria. Liver transplantation (LT) has progressed during the past decade. The introduction of living donor LT has provided a means of expanding organ transplant, but with some inherent concerns. Herein, we reviewed the diagnosis and management of HCC with emphasis on the current concepts of liver transplantation for the treatment of HCC.

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