Living donor liver transplantation in hepatocellular carcinoma: A single-center experiences



Hepatocellular carcinoma, Living donor liver transplantation


Aim: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary solid tumor of the liver. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections, Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and at alcoholism can be seen. The aim of this study was to evaluate living donor liver transplantation in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study. Between April 2014 and December 2017 at Medipol University Medical Faculty Hospital Organ Transplantation Department, 38 patients in living donor liver transplantation for HCC were evaluated.

Results: The mean patient age was 58.0 (9.9) (20–74) years; 31 (81.6%) of the 38 were male. The mean MELD score was 14.2 (8–32). Outside Milan criteria (P=0.003), poorly differentiated and cholangiocarcinoma tumor component (P=0.003) appears to be worse in living donor liver transplantation in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Conclusions: In this study, outside Milan criteria, poorly differentiated and cholangiocarcinoma tumor component appears to be worse in living donor liver transplantation in hepatocellular carcinoma. 


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Ertuğrul G, Yanaral T. Living donor liver transplantation in hepatocellular carcinoma: A single-center experiences. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2019 Apr. 28 [cited 2024 May 25];3(4):320-3. Available from: