Quantification of degree of steatosis in extended criteria donor grafts with standardized histologic techniques: implications for graft survival.

@article{Frongillo2009QuantificationOD,
  title={Quantification of degree of steatosis in extended criteria donor grafts with standardized histologic techniques: implications for graft survival.},
  author={Francesco Frongillo and Alfonso Wolfango Avolio and Eda Nure and Antonino Mul{\'e} and Guglielmina Pepe and Sabina Magalini and Salvatore Agnes},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={1268-72}
}
The gap between the availability of livers from organ donors and the increased demand has led many centers to apply strategies to reduce this deficit. Splitting of cadaveric organs for use in 2 recipients; domino transplantation; and organs from living donors, non-heart-beating donors, and extended-criteria donors (ECDs) are all currently used in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Fatty changes in the donor liver are a risk factor for poor function after OLT; however, the presence of… CONTINUE READING

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