Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma--is there a risk of recurrence caused by intraoperative blood salvage autotransfusion?

@article{Foltys2011LiverTF,
  title={Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma--is there a risk of recurrence caused by intraoperative blood salvage autotransfusion?},
  author={Daniel B. Foltys and Tatjana Zimmermann and Michael Heise and Moritz Kaths and Anja Lautem and Gregor J F Wisser and Nina Weiler and Maria Hoppe-Lotichius and Torsten Hansen and G. F. Otto},
  journal={European surgical research. Europaische chirurgische Forschung. Recherches chirurgicales europeennes},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={
          182-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The use of intraoperative blood salvage autotransfusion (IBSA) during surgical approaches may contribute to tumour cell dissemination. Therefore, IBSA should be avoided in cases of malignancy. However, the risks of IBSA might be acceptable in liver transplantation (LT) for selected small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS In total, 136 recipients of LT with histologically proven HCC in the explanted liver were included in this analysis. With regard to tumour recurrence… CONTINUE READING

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