Tumor surveillance-what can and should be done? Screening for recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after liver transplantation.

@article{Roberts2005TumorSC,
  title={Tumor surveillance-what can and should be done? Screening for recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after liver transplantation.},
  author={John P. Roberts},
  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 Suppl 2},
  pages={
          S45-6
        }
}
  • John P. Roberts
  • Published in
    Liver transplantation : official publication of…
    2005
1. The overall rate of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after liver transplantation ranged from 11 to 18% in three of the largest series, with some differences in pre-transplant selection criteria. 2. Patients whose explant pathology is within the currently accepted criteria for transplantation have a low rate of recurrence (8%). Patients whose pathology is outside of the criteria have a 50% chance of recurrence, suggesting that post-operative pathology should be used to stratify… CONTINUE READING
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