Liver Transplantation: the Preferred Treatment for Early Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the Setting of Cirrhosis?

@article{Schwartz2006LiverTT,
  title={Liver Transplantation: the Preferred Treatment for Early Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the Setting of Cirrhosis?},
  author={Myron Schwartz},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={14},
  pages={548-552}
}
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is, in the large majority of cases, a secondary disease; cirrhosis as the result of long-standing chronic liver disease is the premalignant precursor condition. Cirrhosis is a diffuse process, and thus the entire liver is at risk for the development of HCC. Furthermore, the liver is the first site of metastasis of HCC as it progresses to the point where microscopic vascular invasion commences; this often occurs at a stage where the HCC is generally considered… CONTINUE READING

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