Liberal policy of split liver for pediatric liver transplantation. A single centre experience

M. Colledan, A. Segalin, M. Spada, A. Lucianetti, V. Corno, B. Gridelli

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Abstract

We adopted a liberal policy of extensive use of split liver in a pediatric liver transplantation (LT) program. Over a 19-month period, we have performed 64 LT in 54 patients with pediatric indications. One patient received two liver grafts as a part of a liver-small bowel transplantation and was not considered. Of the 60 LT considered, performed in 53 patients, 34 were with split grafts. The 1-year actuarial survival for the patients transplanted with a split graft was 81% and 89% when only elective cases were considered. The median time on the waiting list was 22 days with no mortality. The extensive use of split liver allowed transplantation in a large number of pediatric patients, with good results without the need for living donor liver transplantation. We envisage a trend towards systematic splitting of liver grafts.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTransplant International
Volume13
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Liver transplantation
  • Organ sharing
  • Pediatric
  • Split Liver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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