Transplants in Surgical Oncology

  • Mauro Salizzoni
  • Giulia Carbonaro
  • Lorenzo Repetto
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


In 1967 Thomas Starzl performed the first orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) in Denver. Since 1990 OLT has been the main therapy for every form of terminal liver failure, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In 1996 Mazzaferro published the results obtained on selected patients affected with HCC. He showed a 4 year survival rate of 75%, comparable to the rate obtained on patients who were transplanted for non tumoral pathology (78.3%) [1].


Liver Transplantation Live Donor Liver Transplantation Bladder Carcinoma Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma Milan Criterion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mauro Salizzoni
    • 1
  • Giulia Carbonaro
    • 1
  • Lorenzo Repetto
    • 2
  1. 1.Liver Translantation Unit-General Surgery 8S. Giovanni Battista University HospitalTurinItaly
  2. 2.Urology Unit IIIS. Giovanni Battista University HospitalTurinItaly

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