Definition: Milan Criteria

Milan Criteria (one tumor between 2-5 cm, or up to three tumors all < 3 cm) must be met for a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma to receive exception points for liver transplantation. If criteria is not met, post-transplant HCC recurrence rates and patient mortality is unacceptably high.

(For original Milan Criteria manuscript, see: N Engl J Med. 1996 Mar 14;334(11):693-9)

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