Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

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Liver Transplantation for Hepatitis B Virus-related Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Hong Kong

REVIEW ARTICLE

Liver Transplantation for Hepatitis B Virus-related Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Hong Kong

Ka Wing Ma1, Kenneth Siu Ho Chok*,1,2, James Yan Yue Fung2,3 and Chung Mau Lo1,2

1Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
2State Key Laboratory for Liver Research, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
3Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

*Correspondence to: Kenneth Siu Ho Chok, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Tel: +852-22553025, Fax: +852-28175475, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology 2018;6(3):283-288 DOI: 10.14218/JCTH.2017.00058
Received: August 22, 2017 Accepted: January 31, 2018 Published online: April 5, 2018

Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common cancer and the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Curative resection is frequently limited in Hong Kong by hepatitis B virus-related cirrhosis, and liver transplantation is the treatment of choice. Liver transplantation has been shown to produce superior oncological benefits, when compared to hepatectomy for HCC. New developments in the context of patient selection criteria, modification of organ allocation, bridging therapy, salvage liver transplantation and pharmaceutical breakthrough have improved the survival of HCC patients. In this article, we will share our experience in transplanting hepatitis B virus-related HCC patients in Hong Kong and discuss the recent progress in several areas of liver transplantation.

Keywords

Liver transplantation, Hepatitis B, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Review

 

 

 

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