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Title: [Liver transplantation with a graft taken from a heart transplant patient who was brain-dead]
Authors: Arvieux, C ×
Létoublon, C
Bouchard, F
Pasquier, D
Delecour, T
Barnoud, D
Penillon, S
Barnoud, R
Sturm, J M
Hodaj, H
Borel, E
Naud, G
Pirenne, Jacques
Zarski, J P #
Issue Date: Aug-2000
Series Title: Annales de Chirurgie vol:125 issue:4 pages:376-9
Abstract: The shortage of organ donors has led to progressive softening of selection criteria for organ donation. We report on hepatic transplantation in a 55-year-old woman with primary biliary cirrhosis, whose donor was a 50-year-old heart transplant recipient who became brain stem dead, due to cerebral bleeding 8 months after transplantation. An orthotopic liver transplantation was performed. The postoperative course was uneventful and the recipient was alive and had normal liver function after a 42-month follow-up. Analysis of the literature included ethical consideration, potential hepatotoxic effects of immunosuppressive drugs and modification of the graft immunogenicity. It confirms that transplanted patients should not be a priori excluded from organ donation.
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ISSN: 0003-3944
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Abdominal Transplantation
Laboratory of Nephrology
× corresponding author
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