Recurrence-free survival after liver transplantation for small hepatocellular carcinoma.

  title={Recurrence-free survival after liver transplantation for small hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={W. O. Bechstein and Olaf Guckelberger and Norbert Kling and Nada Rayes and Stefan G Tullius and Hartmut Lobeck and Thomas Vogl and Sven Jonas and Peter Neuhaus},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  volume={11 Suppl 1},
Recurrence-free survival (RFS) in patients with small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) was analyzed. From 1988 until 1996, 725 OLTs were performed in 669 patients. In 52 adults, HCC was confirmed histologically. OLT was limited to patients with small (< 5 cm) HCC with a maximum number of three nodules. Actuarial survival for these 52 patients at 1 and 5 years is 88% and 71%. RFS was defined as time until death without recurrence time until follow up… CONTINUE READING
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