Living donor liver transplantation for adult patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: experience in Japan.

@article{Todo2004LivingDL,
  title={Living donor liver transplantation for adult patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: experience in Japan.},
  author={Satoru Todo and Hiroyuki Furukawa},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={240 3},
  pages={451-9; discussion 459-61}
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the outcome of living donor liver transplantation (LDLTx) in 316 adult patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA LDLTx has increasingly been performed worldwide, but the impact of the procedure on HCC has not been evaluated in a large series. METHODS Between October 1989 and December 2003, 1389 adults underwent LDLTx at 49 centers in Japan. In 316 (22.8%) who received LDLTx for HCC (70 females, 22%, median age 57 years; and 246… CONTINUE READING

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