Scientific publications

Contamination of tissue allografts from a deceased donor through haematic dissemination: a case study

Sep 1, 2009 | Magazine: Cell and Tissue Banking

Escribano Rey R.J., Vázquez García B.L., Alfonso Olmos-García M., San Julián Aranguren M.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, University Clinic of Navarra, Av. Pío XII, 36, 31008, Pamplona, Spain.

Infection is one of the most dangerous complications that can be seen when implanting bone or tendon allografts from a deceased donor. The most common germs isolated are found among the cutaneous florae, but sometimes they may be present in the bloodstream as a result of severe injuries suffered before the time of the decease.

We present a case of contamination of allografts in a musculoskeletal tissue donor deceased after an accident, whose allografts were contaminated by gastrointestinal microorganisms, probably disseminated through the donor's blood.

CITATION  Cell Tissue Bank. 2010 Aug;11(3):295-8