Medical Management of Patients Following Liver Transplantation
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Yasuhiro Nakayama and Yukihiro Shimizu
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%.
Ascites, decompensated liver cirrhosis, encephalopathy, esophageal
varices, fulminant hepatic failure, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver transplantation,
MELD score, Milan criteria.
The First Department of Internal Medicine, University of Yamanashi, Toyama, Japan.