The increasing number of patients listed for liver transplantation and the persistent low number of potential donors have led, in recent years, to the expansion of organ availability, as is the case of liver procurement from elderly donors. So far, results reported in the literature are controversial and only a few reports described satisfactory outcomes of transplantation using donors older than 60 years. In the case presented herein, we report the successful elective liver transplantation of a 65 year-old patient, who received a graft from an 87 year-old donor, whose well-preserved hemodynamic conditions, normal hepatic function, absence of parenchymal alterations, as well as short ischemia time, were the key points for this good outcome. Even very old donors can be suitable for liver transplantation. A careful evaluation of all the possible donor-related risk factors, mostly the presence of steatotic changes at liver biopsy, is always mandatory.

Successful liver transplantation using an 87 year-old donor / Mazziotti A.; Cescon M.; Grazi G.L.; Nardo B.; D'Errico A.; Ercolani G.; Cavallari A.. - In: HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY. - ISSN 0172-6390. - STAMPA. - 46:27(1999), pp. 1819-1822.

Successful liver transplantation using an 87 year-old donor

Mazziotti A.;Cescon M.;D'Errico A.;Ercolani G.;Cavallari A.
1999

Abstract

The increasing number of patients listed for liver transplantation and the persistent low number of potential donors have led, in recent years, to the expansion of organ availability, as is the case of liver procurement from elderly donors. So far, results reported in the literature are controversial and only a few reports described satisfactory outcomes of transplantation using donors older than 60 years. In the case presented herein, we report the successful elective liver transplantation of a 65 year-old patient, who received a graft from an 87 year-old donor, whose well-preserved hemodynamic conditions, normal hepatic function, absence of parenchymal alterations, as well as short ischemia time, were the key points for this good outcome. Even very old donors can be suitable for liver transplantation. A careful evaluation of all the possible donor-related risk factors, mostly the presence of steatotic changes at liver biopsy, is always mandatory.
1999
Successful liver transplantation using an 87 year-old donor / Mazziotti A.; Cescon M.; Grazi G.L.; Nardo B.; D'Errico A.; Ercolani G.; Cavallari A.. - In: HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY. - ISSN 0172-6390. - STAMPA. - 46:27(1999), pp. 1819-1822.
Mazziotti A.; Cescon M.; Grazi G.L.; Nardo B.; D'Errico A.; Ercolani G.; Cavallari A.
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