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Expanding liver transplant criteria offers comparable survival

November 17, 2017

Select patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who surpassed traditional indications for living donor liver transplantation exceeded survival expectations, with rates comparable to patients within the Milan criteria, according to results of a prospective study.

“Despite some efforts to expand indications of transplant for HCC patients beyond Milan criteria — based on tumor size and number of nodules or successful down-staging after preoperative therapies — clinical practice guidelines have not adopted such extended criteria and the vast majority of transplant centers are still excluding this type of patients from liver transplantation with cadaveric grafts,” Josep M. Llovet, MD, from the Barcelona-Clínic Liver Cancer Group, Spain, and colleagues wrote.

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Liver waitlist outcomes for patients with HCV improving in recent years

November 14, 2017
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VIDEO: Microbiota composition, functionality normalizes after liver transplant

October 26, 2017
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