Israel García García

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BACKGROUND The increasing number of recipients on the waiting list for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) and the scarcity of donors contribute to recipient pretransplantation mortality. One important measure to increase the donor liver pool would be to accept the previously discarded donors who are more than 80 years old. METHODS From November 1996(More)
INTRODUCTION Liver transplantation (OLT) has been advocated for patients with carcinoma hepatocellular (HCC). A preoperative biopsy (fine needle aspiration biopsy) [FNA] facilitates preoperative diagnosis of adverse pathological factors: vascular invasion or histologicalic differentiation. But a biopsy may cause abdominal dissemination and be related to a(More)
Fourteen cases are presented of preoperative portal vein thrombosis complicating orthotopic liver transplantation from an experience of 195 transplants carried out between April 1986 and April 1991. In four patients who suffered rethrombosis of the portal vein, the mortality rate was 100 per cent from various causes. Overall there were six deaths; two of(More)
INTRODUCTION Because of the current shortage of cadaveric organs, it is important to determine preoperatively those variables that are readily available, inexpensive, and noninvasive that can predict a higher incidence of hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT). MATERIAL AND METHODS From April 1986 to October 2001, 717 patients underwent 804 liver transplants.(More)
A retrospective analysis of 1,856 patients treated by esophageal achalasia in 23 different surgical departments from seven countries is reported. The predominant symptom was dysphagia (100%), pain, vomiting and weight loss (76.1%). The most useful diagnostic methods were: barium meal (85%), manometry (100%), endoscopy (100%) and 99mTc (100%). Conservative(More)
INTRODUCTION The piggyback technique was first described in adult liver transplantation in 1989, although it has been used in conjunction with venous bypass, with cross-clamping the vena cava, or both. In this study, the inferior vena cava was not occluded at any time during the liver transplant. OBJECTIVE We compared the use of intraoperative blood(More)
INTRODUCTION Living donor liver transplantation was first described as a way to alleviate the organ shortage. Extensive studies of both the prospective donor and the recipient are necessary to ensure successful outcome. In this paper we describe our results in 28 living donor liver transplantations from the perspective of the donor and the recipient. (More)
The authors report their experience on 313 liver transplantations performed in 255 patients. In 51.7% the indication to liver transplant was the cirrhosis, post alcoholic in 39.5% and post-hepatitis in 24.1%. The global mortality was 34.9% (89/255) with an actuarial survival of 53% at 74 months. We registered 10 cases (3.2%) of arterial thrombosis and 5(More)
INTRODUCTION Living donor liver transplantation represents a controversial option to increase the donor pool. DESIGN Prospective and descriptive clinical study. OBJECTIVE (1) To identify risk factors (exclusion criteria) for live donation; (2) to determine the rate of recipients that benefit from a living donor. METHODS Between May 1995 (first(More)
The authors report their experience with 6 patients requiring liver transplantation who suffered with liver infestation by Echinococcus granulosus. One patient presented with acute Budd-Chiari syndrome because obstruction of hepatic veins was produced during the first operation; the other 5 patients received liver transplants for terminal chronic liver(More)