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Domino Liver Transplantation: Where are we Now?

[ Vol. 14 , Issue. 3 ]

Author(s):

Francesco Santopaolo, Ilaria Lenci, Alessandra Bosa, Mario Angelico, Martina Milana and Leonardo Baiocchi*   Pages 183 - 188 ( 6 )

Abstract:


Background: Domino transplant occurs when a recipient explanted graft is used for a second recipient.

Introduction: The first experience came from thoracic surgery by the observation that many patients during heart-lung transplantation actually showed a functional heart that could be employed in other subjects with a good result.

Results: This concept was then extended to the field of liver transplantation. At present, some patients transplanted for an inborn metabolic disease may be considered as excellent domino liver donors.

Conclusion: The results, limitations, clinical challenges and the donor and recipient features of domino liver transplantation are discussed in this manuscript.

Keywords:

Amyloidosis transthyretin, domino, human, inborn disease, liver, transplantation.

Affiliation:

Unita Operativa di Epatologia, Policlinico Universitario di "Tor Vergata"; Viale Oxford 81, 00133 Rome, Unita Operativa di Epatologia, Policlinico Universitario di "Tor Vergata"; Viale Oxford 81, 00133 Rome, Unita Operativa di Epatologia, Policlinico Universitario di "Tor Vergata"; Viale Oxford 81, 00133 Rome, Unita Operativa di Epatologia, Policlinico Universitario di "Tor Vergata"; Viale Oxford 81, 00133 Rome, Unita Operativa di Epatologia, Policlinico Universitario di "Tor Vergata"; Viale Oxford 81, 00133 Rome, Unita Operativa di Epatologia, Policlinico Universitario di "Tor Vergata"; Viale Oxford 81, 00133 Rome

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