Published in Hepatitis Weekly, November 17th, 2003
"Many institutions apply the indications for living-related liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma based on the Milan criteria, which state that transplantation is not indicated when more than three foci of disease are present. However, the relationship between the number of foci identified preoperatively and the number detected on pathologic examination of the surgical specimen is unknown," according to scientists in Japan.
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