Comprehensive Practical Hepatology

Acute and chronic liver disease is a global endemic healthcare concern. More than 500 million people around the world are infected with the hepatitis B or C virus. Approximately 500,000 patients die ...
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Medical Management of Patients Following Liver Transplantation

Pp. 237-258 (22)

Yasuhiro Nakayama and Yukihiro Shimizu

Abstract

Patients with fulminant hepatic failure, decompensated cirrhosis, or hepatocellular carcinoma defined according to the Milan criteria (no single lesion greater than 5 cm or no more than three lesions, the largest ≤ 3 cm) are potential candidates for liver transplantation. The 5-year survival rate after liver transplantation is 70% to 80%.

Keywords:

Ascites, decompensated liver cirrhosis, encephalopathy, esophageal varices, fulminant hepatic failure, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver transplantation, MELD score, Milan criteria.

Affiliation:

The First Department of Internal Medicine, University of Yamanashi, Toyama, Japan.