The Role of Liver Transplantation in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma – a Single Center Experience from Budapest

DOI: 10.2478/amma-2013-0060

Background: Liver transplantation for hepatic tumours is known as a proven treatment opportunity. The outcome has improved over the past decades because of the appropriate recipient selection.
Materials and methods: In a single-institution study of 29 consecutive adult patients underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) between 1 January 2004 and 1 January 2011 in the Semmelweis University, Budapest with the indication of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
Results: The 1-year survival was 85.7% and the 3-year survival was 71.7%.
Conclusions: Further investigations are needed on the field of histological and biological attributes of the hepatocellular carcinoma. Our aim is to find a better and individualized immunosuppressive protocol, which is also protective against malignant tumours.

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