Published in Cancer Weekly, July 26th, 2005
"Selection of patients suffering from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cirrhosis for liver transplantation is based upon the number and diameter of tumor nodules but not with vascular invasion. From 1989 to 2003, 1,619 liver transplantations were performed in 1,471 patients, including 163 patients with an HCC in cirrhosis," researchers in Germany reported.
"Selection criteria were a maximal diameter of up to 5 cm when the tumor appeared to be uninodular, or up to 3 cm in the case of two or three nodules and no vascular invasion prior to transplantation. The...
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