Which therapies are performed for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Patients who are awaiting liver transplantation are often offered minimally invasive therapies in an effort to keep tumors from spreading. These therapies include percutaneous injection therapy with ethanol, radiofrequency and microwave thermal ablation, chemoembolization, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, and radioembolization.


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