A Case Report on Successful Liver Transplantation from a Donor with Polycystic Liver
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Organ shortage is a major issue faced by both transplant surgeons and patients. To enlarge the donor pool, marginal liver grafts are being increasingly used. In this paper, we present the case of a patient in whom a polycystic liver was successfully transplanted from a donor after brain and cardiac death. To our knowledge, this is the first successful case of liver transplantation using polycystic liver from a donation after brain and cardiac death.
KeywordsLiver transplantation Donation after brain and cardiac death Polycystic liver Hepatocellular carcinoma
This study was sponsored by the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (grant 30925033), the National Natural Science Fund of China (grant 81171884), and the Innovation and High-Level Talent Training Program of Department of Health of Zhejiang.
Conflict of Interest
The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.