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World J Clin Cases. Oct 16, 2022; 10(29): 10413-10427
Published online Oct 16, 2022. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v10.i29.10413
Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: Historical evolution of transplantation criteria
Volkan Ince, Tevfik Tolga Sahin, Sami Akbulut, Sezai Yilmaz
Volkan Ince, Tevfik Tolga Sahin, Sami Akbulut, Sezai Yilmaz, Surgery and Liver Transplant Institute, Inonu University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya 44280, Turkey
Sami Akbulut, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Inonu University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya 44280, Turkey
Author contributions: Ince V, Akbulut S and Sahin TT conceived the project and designed research; Ince V, Akbulut S, Sahin TT and Yilmaz S wrote the manuscript and reviewed the final version.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors report no relevant conflicts of interest for this article.
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Corresponding author: Sami Akbulut, FACS, MD, PhD, Professor, Surgery and Liver Transplant Institute, Inonu University Faculty of Medicine, Elazig Yolu 10 Km, Malatya 44280, Turkey. akbulutsami@gmail.com
Received: May 5, 2022
Peer-review started: May 5, 2022
First decision: June 19, 2022
Revised: July 27, 2022
Accepted: August 25, 2022
Article in press: August 25, 2022
Published online: October 16, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Hepatocellular carcinoma is the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths. Liver transplantation has an important place in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. However, there is no consensus on which patients should receive a liver transplantation. For this reason, various criteria have been defined. In this study, we will discuss the criteria defined by our liver transplant institute in light of a literature analysis.