Survival outcomes of liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with normal, high and very high preoperative alpha-fetoprotein levels
Wong Hoi She, Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Albert Chi Yan Chan, Tan To Cheung, Chung Mau Lo, Kenneth Siu Ho Chok, Department of Surgery and State Key Laboratory for Liver Research, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Author contributions: She WH contributed to study conception and design, data acquisition, analysis, interpretation and manuscript drafting; Chan ACY, Cheung TT and Lo CM contributed to critical revision of the manuscript; Chok KSH contributed to study conception and design, drafting and revision of the manuscript; all authors approved the submitted version of the paper.
Institutional review board statement: Institutional review board approval was not required for this retrospective study since treatments given to patients were not influenced by the study and the clinical data used in the study are anonymous.
Informed consent statement: Patients’ consent to this retrospective study was not required since treatments given to patients were not influenced by the study and no individual patients would be identified as the clinical data used in the study are anonymous.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors has any conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Kenneth Siu Ho Chok, FRCS (Ed), Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong, 102 Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: November 23, 2017
Peer-review started: November 24, 2017
First decision: December 12, 2017
Revised: December 18, 2017
Accepted: February 5, 2018
Article in press: February 5, 2018
Published online: February 27, 2018