Having a Healthy Birth With a 100-Year-Old Liver

Tolan K., KAYAALP C. , Ispir M., Kirmizi S., YILMAZ S.

PROGRESS IN TRANSPLANTATION, cilt.26, ss.392-393, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/1526924816664088
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.392-393


In March 2008, a 19-year-old woman required emergency liver transplantation due to acute-on-chronic liver failure. No living donor candidate was available. A marginal deceased liver that had been rejected by all the other centers was offered. The liver belonged to a 93-year-old woman and contained a hydatid cyst. Because of low donation rates in our country, we chose to accept the 93-year-old liver. The postoperative early and late courses were fortunately uneventful. Five years after transplantation, the woman became pregnant and gave birth to a healthy female baby. Today, the ages of the baby, mother, and the transplanted liver are 1, 26, and 100 years, respectively. A nonagenarian liver with hydatid disease was able to sustain its viability in a younger woman after transplant and also helped her bring in a new life into the world.