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 :
- 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.