Domino split-liver transplantation from a living donor: Case reports of insitu and ex situ splitting

Citation
Y. Inomata et al., Domino split-liver transplantation from a living donor: Case reports of insitu and ex situ splitting, LIVER TRANS, 7(2), 2001, pp. 150-153
Citations number
4
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Gastroenerology and Hepatology
Journal title
LIVER TRANSPLANTATION
ISSN journal
1527-6465 → ACNP
Volume
7
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
150 - 153
Database
ISI
SICI code
1527-6465(200102)7:2<150:DSTFAL>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
The liver from a patient with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) schedul ed for living donor liver transplantation can be split and transplanted int o 2 adult patients with end-stage liver disease. We have performed this pro cedure, called domino split transplantation, twice. The native liver was sp lit in situ in 1 patient with FAP and ex situ in the other patient with FAP . The recipients of the livers from the patients with FAP and their living donors are doing well without serious complications. Of the 4 secondary rec ipients, 3 patients survived. Domino split-liver transplantation from a liv ing donor thus appears to be a promising procedure for expansion of the don or pool.