Liver transplantation for benign hepatic tumors: A systematic review

Giorgio Ercolani, Gian Luca Grazi, Antonio Daniele Pinna

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Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) has been performed for several benign hepatic tumors. Most of these diseases are usually managed conservatively, or treated by liver resection. OLT might be required when the lesions are symptomatic, diffuse in hepatic parenchyma, causing life-threatening complications or malignant transformation cannot be ruled out. Polycystic liver disease is the most common indication for OLT. We present a review of transplantable benign hepatic lesions to evaluate the need of OLT for these diseases, to summarize in which OLT is a good therapeutic option, and to show the early and long-term survival which might be expected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-75
Number of pages8
JournalDigestive Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010


  • Caroli's disease and syndrome
  • Hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma
  • Liver cell adenoma
  • Liver cell adenomatosis
  • Liver hemangioma
  • Orthotopic liver transplantation
  • Polycystic liver disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Surgery


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