Article Abstract

Surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma can provide the same life-expectancy as transplant of that of general population

Authors: Giorgio Ercolani, Michele Cucchi


When deciding for the optimal treatment to adopt in patients suffering from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the surgical approach is commonly considered as the most curative option (1,2). The scarcity of donors for liver transplantation (LT) led surgeons to bridge patients until an eventual future transplant (salvage LT), opting in first instance and when feasible for hepatic resection (HR) also for those patients otherwise transplantable (2).