Follow-up of Chinese liver transplant recipients in Hong Kong.

@article{Fan2009FollowupOC,
  title={Follow-up of Chinese liver transplant recipients in Hong Kong.},
  author={Sheung Tat Fan and Haibo Wang and Banny K. Lam},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={
          544-50
        }
}
The outcome of liver transplantation in China remains speculative. From 1998 to 2007, 177 adult Hong Kong patients underwent liver transplantation in China and were subsequently followed up at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. One hundred six (59.9%) patients had hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The grafts were probably derived from uncontrolled non-heart-beating donors. The 1-month mortality rate was 4.0%. The 1-, 3-, and 5-year overall survival rates were 73.9%, 59.0%, and 53.9%, respectively… CONTINUE READING