Impact of des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin and tumor size on the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after living donor liver transplantation.

@article{Taketomi2009ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin and tumor size on the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after living donor liver transplantation.},
  author={Akinobu Taketomi and Kensaku Sanefuji and Yuji Soejima and Tomoharu Yoshizumi and Hideaki Uhciyama and Toru Ikegami and Noboru Harada and Yoichi Yamashita and Keishi Sugimachi and Hiroto Kayashima and Tomohiro Iguchi and Yoshihko Maehara},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2009},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={531-7}
}
BACKGROUND Because many patients who did not meet the Milan criteria have survived long after undergoing living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), extended criteria for recipient with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are therefore considered to be necessary. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 90 consecutive adult LDLT recipients with HCC between 1996 and 2007 were reviewed. The recurrence-free survival rates of all 90 patients were 86.0%, 81.3%, and 81.3% at 1, 3, and 5 years, respectively… CONTINUE READING

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