Applicability of living donor liver transplantation in a program of adult liver transplantation
Herrero JI, Pardo F, Rotellar F, Martí P, Zozaya G, Alegre F, D'Avola D, Quiroga J.
Liver Unit, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de enfermerdades hepáticas y digestivas (CIBERehd), Spain.
The aim of this study was to investigate the applicability of living donor liver transplantation in a program of adult liver transplantation.
PATIENTS AND METHODS
We studied the outcomes of the evaluation of 71 potential donor candidates for 53 adult candidates to liver transplantation.
Ten of the potential donor candidates did not complete their evaluation. Among the remaining 61 potential donors, 29 (47.5%) were considered to be suitable donors. Only 17 (24% of the 71 initial candidates) underwent donation. The main causes for unsuitability for liver donation were a small remnant liver and vascular anatomic variants.
Fewer than 25% of potential liver donors became effective donors leading us to conclude that adult living donor liver transplantation has a low applicability.
CITATION Transplant Proc. 2011 Apr;43(3):690-1