Consensus, Dilemmas, and Challenges in Living Donor Liver Transplantation in Latin America.

@article{Salvalaggio2016ConsensusDA,
  title={Consensus, Dilemmas, and Challenges in Living Donor Liver Transplantation in Latin America.},
  author={Paolo Rog{\'e}rio Salvalaggio and Jo{\~a}o Seda Neto and Jefferson Andr{\'e} da Silva Alves and E. A. Fonseca and Luiz Carneiro de Albuquerque and Wellington Andraus and Paulo Celso Bosco Massarollo and Valter Duro Garcia and Rafael Jos{\'e} Maurette and Andr{\'e}s Eduardo Ruf and L{\'u}cio Filgueiras Pacheco-Moreira and Luis A Caicedo Rusca and Veronica Botero Osorio and Mar{\'i}a Amalia Matamoros and Gustavo Varela-Fascinetto and Nicol{\'a}s P. Jarufe},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2016},
  volume={100 6},
  pages={1161-4}
}
We reviewed the history, volume, outcomes, uniqueness, and challenges of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in Latin America. We used the data from the Latin American and Caribbean Transplant Society, local transplant societies, and opinions from local transplant experts. There are more than 160 active liver transplant teams in Latin America, but only 30 centers have used LDLT in the past 2 years. In 2014, 226 LDLTs were done in the region (8.5% of liver transplant activities). Living… CONTINUE READING