Surgical dilemma: liver resection or liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma and cirrhosis. Intention-to-treat analysis in patients within and outwith Milan criteria.

@article{Facciuto2009SurgicalDL,
  title={Surgical dilemma: liver resection or liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma and cirrhosis. Intention-to-treat analysis in patients within and outwith Milan criteria.},
  author={Marcelo E. Facciuto and Caroline Rochon and Mahima Shanker Pandey and Manuel I. Rodriguez-Davalos and Susana Samaniego and David C. Wolf and Leona Kim-schluger and Grigory N Rozenblit and Patricia A. Sheiner},
  journal={HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={398-404}
}
BACKGROUND The optimal role of surgery in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is in continuous evolution. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to analyse survival rates after liver resection (LR) and orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) for HCC within and outwith Milan criteria in an intention-to-treat analysis. METHODS During 1997-2007, 179 patients with cirrhosis and HCC either underwent LR (n= 60) or were listed for OLT (n= 119). Patients with incidental HCC after OLT… CONTINUE READING

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