Bridging and downstaging treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation.

@article{Pompili2013BridgingAD,
  title={Bridging and downstaging treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation.},
  author={Maurizio Pompili and Giampiero Francica and Francesca Romana Ponziani and Roberto Iezzi and Alfonso Wolfango Avolio},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 43},
  pages={7515-30}
}
Several therapeutic procedures have been proposed as bridging treatments for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) awaiting liver transplantation (LT). The most used treatments include transarterial chemoembolization and radiofrequency ablation. Surgical resection has also been successfully used as a bridging procedure, and LT should be considered a rescue treatment in patients with previous HCC resection who experience tumor recurrence or post-treatment severe decompensation of liver… CONTINUE READING

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