Risk factors and center-level variation in hepatocellular carcinoma understaging for liver transplantation
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Liver transplantation is curative for most patients with hepatocellular carcinoma; however, 10‐15 percent of patients experience HCC recurrence. Patients who are reported as within Milan criteria by imaging are frequently found to be outside criteria on explant. This understaging of HCC worsens post‐LT outcomes, however risk factors for understaging have not been elucidated. Furthermore, it is not known if there is regional or center‐level variation in understaging.
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