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Special Issue

Liver Tumors and Liver Transplantation

Submission Deadline: February 25, 2019(Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editor

Chirag S. Desai, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Program, Director, Chronic Pancreatitis and Autologous Islet Cell Transplant Program, Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 4024 Burnett Womack Building, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: Liver transplantation; intestinal and multivisceral transplantation; liver and pancreatobiliary disorders; chronic pancreatitis; autologous islet cell transplantation

About This Topic

Indications for liver transplantation in adult and pediatric populations are increasing with improving outcomes. Due to increased awareness, improving diagnostic modalities and screening protocols hepatocellular carcinomas are identified early on in patients with chronic liver disease and increasing number of patients are listed and transplanted. Patients with hepatobalstoma, cholangiocarcioma and other malignancies in the setting of metabolic liver disease are more frequently transplanted then previously and the allocation system continues to evolve.
In this special issue on liver tumors and liver transplantation, submissions are invited related to this topic. Original research, quality and quantitative systematic analysis, review article, case reports pertaining to all liver tumors benign or malignant, in the adult or pediatric populations are welcome for submission. Topics involving allocation, waiting list management, pre-transplant down staging, tumor control therapies, surgical technique, molecular biology and pathology, outcomes and post-transplantation management are all eligible.

Planned Papers

Title: Liver transplantation for intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
Authors: R. Mark Ghobrial, Keri Lunsford

Title: HCC and BCLC – a single center experience
Authors: Gerd Otto

Title: Liver Transplantation or Resection for Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Well-Compensated Cirrhosis: a Decision Analysis Model
Authors: Amanda B. Cooper, M.D., Stephen M. Downs, M.D. Nicholas J. Skill PhD. JD., Kubal, Chandrashekhar Avinash MD. PhD and Mary A. Maluccio, M.D., MPH


Original Research

Liver Transplantation or Resection for Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Well-Compensated Cirrhosis: A Decision Analysis Model

Amanda B. Cooper, Stephen M. Downs, Nicholas J Skill, Richard S. Mangus, Chandrashekhar A. Kubal, Mary A. Maluccio
Received: March 18, 2019; Published: May 13, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1902063