Saturday, July 18, 2015

Q: All of the following are contra-indicated for liver transplantation (OLT) except?

A) severe infections/sepsis
B) ongoing ETOH or drug use
C) non-compliance
D) end stage COPD
hepatocellular carcinoma

Answer: E

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is not a contraindication for OLT. Actually, it has shown improved survival with OLT in early HCC. 2 popular criteria used are Milan and UCSF. 

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