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Transplantation for liver cancer

  • Michio Mito
  • Hidetaka Ebata
  • Masayuki Sawa

Abstract

Primary liver cancer patients usually have a poor prognosis due to the expandable nature of the disease, however, considerable progress has been achieved in the treatment of lesions in the last ten years. Recent advances in screening for tumor markers, imaging techniques, and better understanding of the disease have enabled more frequent and earlier detection of tumors as small as 2 cm in diameter even though they are usually asymptomatic. Therefore, a higher resect ability rate has been achieved. Furthermore, refined patient selection, perioperative patient care, and surgical techniques have also contributed to a lower mortality and better long-term survival [1].

Keywords

Liver Transplantation Liver Cancer Primary Liver Cancer Liver Grafting Liver Malignancy 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michio Mito
    • 1
  • Hidetaka Ebata
    • 1
  • Masayuki Sawa
    • 1
  1. 1.The Second Department of SurgeryAsahikawa Medical CollegeAsahikawa, HokkaidoJapan

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