Milan criteria

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In transplantation medicine, the Milan criteria are applied as a basis for selecting patients with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma for liver transplantation.

The Milan criteria state that a patient is selected for transplantation when he or she has:

  • one lesion smaller than 5 cm
  • up to 3 lesions smaller than 3 cm
  • no extrahepatic manifestations
  • no vascular invasion

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