The 2-Stage Liver Transplant: 3 Clinical Scenarios

GEDİK E., Bicakcioglu M., OTAN E. , TOPRAK H. İ. , IŞIK B. , AYDIN C. , ...Daha Fazla

EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, cilt.13, ss.286-289, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.6002/ect.mesot2014.p135
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.286-289


The main goal of 2-stage liver transplant is to provide time to obtain a new liver source. We describe our experience of 3 patients with 3 different clinical conditions. A 57-year-old man was retransplanted successfully with this technique due to hepatic artery thrombosis. However, a 38-year-old woman with fulminant toxic hepatitis and a 5-year-old-boy with abdominal trauma had poor outcome. This technique could serve as a rescue therapy for liver transplant patients who have toxic liver syndrome or abdominal trauma. These patients required intensive support during long anhepatic states. The transplant team should decide early whether to use this technique before irreversible conditions develop.