Domino Liver Transplantation: Where are we Now?

Author(s): Francesco Santopaolo, Ilaria Lenci, Alessandra Bosa, Mario Angelico, Martina Milana, Leonardo Baiocchi*.

Journal Name: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials

Volume 14 , Issue 3 , 2019

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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.

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