Time periods affected value of liver transplantation for patients with resectable HCC
The benefits of liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma were better than hepatic resection during a 10-year scenario compared with five years, according to an analysis evaluating both procedures in a recent study. In a multinational study of 1,028 cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma from one surgical unit in China and two in Italy, researchers calculated a number-needed-to-transplant. None of the patients had multinodular tumors or those larger than 10 cm, and Child-Turcotte-Pugh only included class A cirrhotic patients.
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