Does autologous blood transfusion during liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma increase risk of recurrence?
Raphael LC Araujo, Liver Surgery Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, University of São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, CEP 05403-900, Brazil
Carlos Andrés Pantanali, Luciana Haddad, Joel Avancini Rocha Filho, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D’Albuquerque, Division of Liver and Gastrointestinal Transplant, Department of Gastroenterology, University of São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, CEP 05403-900, Brazil
Joel Avancini Rocha Filho, Wellington Andraus, Department of Anesthesiology, University of São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, CEP 05403-900, Brazil
Author contributions: Araujo RLC and Andraus W contributed equally to design this work; Araujo RLC, Pantanali CA, Haddad L and Andraus W collected the data; Araujo RLC, Rocha Filho JA, D’Albuquerque LAC and Andraus W analyzed the data; all authors equally reviewed the paper.
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Correspondence to: Wellington Andraus, MD, PhD, Department of Anesthesiology, University of São Paulo School of Medicine, Rua Dr. Enéas de Carvalho Aguiar, 255, 9º Andar, Sala 9113/9114, São Paulo, CEP 05403-900, Brazil. email@example.com
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Received: July 3, 2015
Peer-review started: July 10, 2015
First decision: September 17, 2015
Revised: November 7, 2015
Accepted: December 1, 2015
Article in press: December 2, 2015
Published online: February 27, 2016