Due to developments in surgical techniques and organ preservation, the shipping of renal and extrarenal organs is becoming increasingly more frequent. During the period from 1 January 1991 to 31 December 1992, 39 of 180 (21%) implanted liver allografts were shipped to our center by local harvesting teams. The fact that each of nine livers (23.1%) presented with minor and major (vascular and parenchymatous) problems stresses the need for better surgical training and standardization in procurement techniques. The introduction of a liver allograft feedback report could be an easy way to perform quality control.
- Liver transplantation, shipped
- Shipped livers, complications
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