Liver transplantation for adult patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in Korea: comparison between cadaveric donor and living donor liver transplantations.

@article{Hwang2005LiverTF,
  title={Liver transplantation for adult patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in Korea: comparison between cadaveric donor and living donor liver transplantations.},
  author={Shin Won Hwang and Sung-Gyu Lee and Jae-Won Joh and Kyung-Suk Suh and Dong-Gu Kim},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={1265-72}
}
Current selection criteria of liver transplantation (LT) for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were derived from the outcomes of cadaveric donor LT (CDLT). We tried to assess the applicability of such criteria to living donor LT (LDLT) through a comparative study between CDLT and LDLT. We analyzed the outcomes of 312 HCC patients who underwent LT at 4 Korean institutions during 1992 to 2002. There were no gross differences of tumor characteristics between CDLT group (n = 75) and LDLT… CONTINUE READING

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