Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Results of Down-Staging in Patients Initially Outside the Milan Selection Criteria (pages 2547–2557)
M. Ravaioli, G. L. Grazi, F. Piscaglia, F. Trevisani, M. Cescon, G. Ercolani, M. Vivarelli, R. Golfieri, A. D'Errico Grigioni, I. Panzini, C. Morelli, M. Bernardi, L. Bolondi and A. D. Pinna
Version of Record online: 11 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2008.02409.x
This study of a new down-staging protocol for patients with HCC moderately beyond the Milan criteria on waiting list for liver transplantation shows that both the intention-to-treat analysis and the post-operative outcome were comparable between down-staging and conventional criteria group. See also editorial by Lo in this issue on page 2485.