Octogenarian livers successfully transplanted in patients with fulminant hepatic failure.


Although octogenarian livers have been transplanted successfully in elective settings, their safety in the case of fulminant hepatic failure has not yet been reported. From November 1998 to June 2003, we transplanted 3 livers from 80-, 82-, and 86-year-old donors. The donors were hemodynamically stable with an intensive care unit stay ranging from 24-48… (More)