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World J Hepatol. Nov 8, 2016; 8(31): 1309-1317
Published online Nov 8, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i31.1309
Prophylactic liver transplantation for high-risk recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma
Po-Chih Yang, Cheng-Maw Ho, Rey-Heng Hu, Ming-Chih Ho, Yao-Ming Wu, Po-Huang Lee
Po-Chih Yang, Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital Hsinchu Branch, Hsinchu City 300, Taiwan
Cheng-Maw Ho, Rey-Heng Hu, Ming-Chih Ho, Yao-Ming Wu, Po-Huang Lee, Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei 10002, Taiwan
Author contributions: Yang PC performed the majority of the writing, prepared the figures and tables; Ho CM designed the outline and coordinated the writing of the paper; Hu RH and Ho MC performed data accusation and writing; Wu YM provided the input in writing the paper; Lee PH assisted with the design and interpretation of this study.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There is no conflict of interest associated with any of the senior authors or other coauthors who contributed to this manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Cheng-Maw Ho, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, 7 Chung-Shan S. Rd., Taipei 10002, Taiwan.
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Received: June 27, 2016
Peer-review started: June 27, 2016
First decision: August 18, 2016
Revised: August 24, 2016
Accepted: September 13, 2016
Article in press: September 18, 2016
Published online: November 8, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: In this minireview, we discuss about the strategy of prophylactic liver transplant after liver resection for patients with a high risk of recurrence. Prognostic risk factors and scoring systems for recurrence are also analyzed.