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Digestion. 2011;84(2):134-41. doi: 10.1159/000324197. Epub 2011 Apr 18.

High hepatitis B virus DNA level in serum before liver transplantation increases the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence.

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Liver Transplantation Center, the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. liminru@163.com

Abstract

AIM:

To analyze the relationship between hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) patients.

METHODS:

340 HBV patients with OLT were included in the study; among them were 148 patients with HBV-associated HCC.

RESULTS:

HCC recurrence rates at 1, 3 and 5 years were 21, 29, and 46%, respectively. Exceeding Milan criteria (hazard ratio, HR = 12.35; 95% confidence interval, CI, 2.80-54.49; p = 0.001), HBV DNA level >5 log(10) copies/ml before transplant (HR = 2.45; 95% CI 1.10-5.45; p = 0.03) and HBV recurrence (HR = 2.27; 95% CI 1.10-4.75; p = 0.03) were significant independent predictors of HCC recurrence. HBV DNA >5 log(10) copies/ml before transplant (HR = 8.65; 95% CI 3.40-21.98; p < 0.001) and concomitance with HCC (HR = 2.79; 95% CI 1.33-5.87; p = 0.007) were predictors of HBV recurrence. Further stratified analysis showed that HBV recurrence was more prevalent in the HCC recurrence group (HR = 4.58; 95% CI 1.88-11.12; p = 0.001).

CONCLUSIONS:

There is a close relationship between HBV and HCC recurrence after transplant. High HBV DNA levels before transplant are associated with HCC recurrence after transplant.

PMID:
21502763
DOI:
10.1159/000324197
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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