BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to clarify the outcome of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) within Milan criteria.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study comprised of 197 adult patients. One hundred twenty-nine patients were within Milan criteria. The overall and recurrence-free survival rates after the LDLT were calculated.
RESULTS: The 1-, 5- and 10-year overall survival rates were 94.5%, 89.9% and 88.6%, respectively. The 1-, 5- and 10-year recurrence-free survival rates were 100%, 97.0% and 94.0%, respectively. Four patients had HCC recurrence. The mean neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) (6.75 vs. 2.75, p=0.002) or alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) (3,239 vs. 197, p<0.001) of these four recipients was significantly higher compared to that of 125 recipients without HCC recurrence.
CONCLUSION: The outcome of LDLT for patients with HCC within Milan criteria was outstanding. Careful follow-up after LDLT is necessary for patients with high NLR or AFP.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research