Second opinion consultation is a well-established practice in different clinical settings of diagnostic medicine. However, little is known about second opinion consultation activity in transplantation, and even less is known about it concerning donor assessment. The consultations provided by the second opinion service led to the safer and homogeneous management of donors with a history of malignancy or ongoing neoplasm by transplant centers. Indeed, two of the most important aspects are the reduction of semantic differences in cancer reporting and the standardization of procedures, which are mainly due to the different settings and logistics of different pathology services. This article aims to discuss the role and the future of the second opinion in Italy during organ procurement, highlighting the critical issues and areas for improvement.

Second Opinion in the Italian Organ Procurement Transplantation: The Pathologist Is In / Eccher, Albino; Malvi, Deborah; Novelli, Luca; Mescoli, Claudia; D'Errico, Antonietta. - In: CLINICAL PRACTICE. - ISSN 2044-9038. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:3(2023), pp. 610-615. [10.3390/clinpract13030055]

Second Opinion in the Italian Organ Procurement Transplantation: The Pathologist Is In

Malvi, Deborah;D'Errico, Antonietta
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2023

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Second opinion consultation is a well-established practice in different clinical settings of diagnostic medicine. However, little is known about second opinion consultation activity in transplantation, and even less is known about it concerning donor assessment. The consultations provided by the second opinion service led to the safer and homogeneous management of donors with a history of malignancy or ongoing neoplasm by transplant centers. Indeed, two of the most important aspects are the reduction of semantic differences in cancer reporting and the standardization of procedures, which are mainly due to the different settings and logistics of different pathology services. This article aims to discuss the role and the future of the second opinion in Italy during organ procurement, highlighting the critical issues and areas for improvement.
2023
Second Opinion in the Italian Organ Procurement Transplantation: The Pathologist Is In / Eccher, Albino; Malvi, Deborah; Novelli, Luca; Mescoli, Claudia; D'Errico, Antonietta. - In: CLINICAL PRACTICE. - ISSN 2044-9038. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:3(2023), pp. 610-615. [10.3390/clinpract13030055]
Eccher, Albino; Malvi, Deborah; Novelli, Luca; Mescoli, Claudia; D'Errico, Antonietta
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