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Renal failure after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is a common complication (ranging from 12% to 70%) associated with worse outcomes, particularly when it requires renal replacement therapy (RRT). Renal dysfunction is a common scenario among waiting list patients. It can lead to a worse prognosis after OLT, due to an increased incidence of(More)
We report a case of a 57-year-old male with a pancreatic arteriovenous malformation (AVM). The diagnosis was made by CT scan and angiography. In the reported case, bleeding from AVM into the biliary tract caused haemobilia and bleeding into the pancreatic head caused abdominal pain. Pancreatic AVM has been only rarely reported as a cause of haemobilia.
Since July 2006, the liver graft allocation has been changed from the waiting time to the Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD), prioritizing the sickest patients, who have a higher risk of dying on the waiting list, and sometimes in such poor clinical condition that it compromises transplantation outcomes. The aim of this study was to analyze the impact(More)
Total hepatectomy with temporary portocaval shunt was employed as a bridging procedure before liver transplantation, in the setting of fulminant hepatic failure with "toxic liver syndrome"; acute, severe, and extensive liver necrosis associated with cardiovascular shock and acute renal failure with or without respiratory failure. This procedure sought to(More)
There are various options to help overcome the organ shortage, including performing transplants using grafts from marginal donors with characteristics previously described as unacceptable because of the high risk of graft failure. Nowadays, expanded criteria donors for liver transplantation (OLT) is a strategy used routinely by many teams. Some donor(More)
Knowledge of the arterial vascular anatomy of the liver is important for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) because the lack of an adequate arterial blood supply results in biliary and parenchymal complications or graft loss. A number of reports have shown a relationship between aberrations of graft arteries and an increased incidence of early or late(More)
BACKGROUND The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) was introduced in 1999 to quantify the 3-month prognosis of cirrhotic patients after a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). Because of the imbalance between organ donors and patients on the waiting list, the MELD was adopted by the United States in 2002 to allocate liver grafts for(More)
The time that patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can safely remain on the waiting list for liver transplantation (LT) is unknown. We investigated whether waiting time on the list impacts transplant survival of HCC candidates and transplant recipients. This is a single-center retrospective study of 283 adults with HCC. Patients were divided in(More)
INTRODUCTION Early graft dysfunction has a negative impact on allograft and patient survivals, evolving to retransplantation or death in the majority of cases. The outcome of a second liver transplant is usually worse than the first procedure. Considering the increasing number of recipients on the waiting list, and the discrepancy between the number of(More)
Livers from marginal donors are increasingly used for transplantation due to the shortage of donor organs. The definition of a marginal donor remains unclear; prediction of organ function is a challenge. In the literature the use of steatotic livers has been associated with poor liver function or even primary dysfunction of the allograft. Tekin et al(More)