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World J Gastroenterol. Mar 7, 2016; 22(9): 2749-2759
Published online Mar 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i9.2749
Table 2 Disadvantages and rates of tumor recurrence after living donor liver transplantation and piggyback liver transplantation compared to deceased donor liver transplantation and conventional orthotropic liver transplantation, respectively
Transplant typeDisadvantagesRate of tumor recurrence
LDLT vs DDLTThe small-sized graft, the “fast-tracking effect”, the sparing of the inferior vena cava, and more extensive manipulation28.6% vs 12.1%, P < 0.05[34]; 19.3% vs 6%, P < 0.05 (cumulative 5-yr)[32]
PB-LT vs CON-LTThe positive vena cava margin and greater manipulation of the diseased liver6.3% vs 10.1%, P > 0.05[48]