Combined liver and kidney transplantation.

  title={Combined liver and kidney transplantation.},
  author={Enrico Benedetti and Jacques Pirenne and Christoph Troppmann and Nadey S. Hakim and Clifford Nass Youngme Moon and R W G Gruessner and Harvey L. Sharp and Arthur J. Matas and William D. Payne and J. Najarian},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  volume={9 5},
Patients with end-stage renal and hepatic failure may be treated with combined liver and kidney transplantation (CLKTx). We reviewed the indications and outcomes of 16 CLKTx performed at the University of Minnesota between 1980 and 1994. The majority of the recipients (87.5%) were young patients affected by congenital hepatic anomalies and concomitant end-stage renal failure. Fourteen were treated with cyclosporin-based immunosuppression and had an excellent outcome: with an average of 6 years… CONTINUE READING
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