Milan criteria in liver tranplantation

The Milan criteria are a generally accepted set of criteria used to assess suitability in patients for liver transplantation with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.

In order to be suitable for a liver transplantation, one needs to have 1:

  • single tumor with a diameter of ≤5 cm, or up to 3 tumors each with diameter ≤3 cm
  • no extra-hepatic involvement
  • no major vessel involvement

In addition, the severity of liver disease (determined by the Child-Pugh score) or the presence of portal hypertension may also influence the suitability for transplant. 

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