Abdominal Solid Organ Transplantation

Immunology, Indications, Techniques, and Early Complications

  • Antonio Daniele Pinna
  • Giorgio Ercolani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Donor Evaluation, Immunosuppression and Early Complications in S.O.T.

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mihir M. Shah, Naftali Presser, John J. Fung
      Pages 3-32
    3. Maddalena Giannella, Michele Bartoletti, Pierluigi Viale
      Pages 33-56
    4. Alessandro Nanni Costa
      Pages 57-73
    5. Antonia D’Errico, Deborah Malvi, Francesco Vasuri
      Pages 75-81
  3. Liver Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Alessandro Cucchetti, Ranka Vukotic, Pietro Andreone, Fabio Piscaglia, Anna Pecorelli, Luigi Bolondi et al.
      Pages 97-125
    3. Alessandro Cucchetti, Chiara Zanfi
      Pages 127-132
    4. Matteo Cescon, Giorgio Ercolani, Antonio Daniele Pinna
      Pages 133-142
    5. Antonio Siniscalchi, Elisabetta Pierucci, Stefano Faenza
      Pages 143-168
    6. Cristiano Quintini, Masato Fujiki, Teresa Diago Uso, Federico Aucejo, Koji Hashimoto, Charles Miller
      Pages 169-183
    7. Francesco Vasuri, Deborah Malvi, Antonia D’Errico
      Pages 185-207
    8. Giorgio Ercolani, Matteo Cescon, Antonio Danieel Pinna
      Pages 209-215
    9. M. Renzulli, S. Ascanio, G. Garzillo, R. Golfieri
      Pages 217-230
    10. Valentina Rosa Bertuzzo, Giorgio Ercolani, Matteo Cescon, Antonio Daniele Pinna
      Pages 231-241
  4. Renal Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Sergio Stefoni, Maria Piera Scolari, Irene Capelli
      Pages 245-251
    3. Annalisa Amaduzzi, Matteo Ravaioli, Massimo Del Gaudio, Flavia Neri
      Pages 253-259
    4. Giorgio Feliciangeli, Gaetano La Manna, Giovanni Liviano D’Arcangelo, Vania Cuna
      Pages 261-272
    5. Matteo Ravaioli, Flavia F. Neri, Lorenzo Maroni, Massimo Del Gaudio, Annalisa Amaduzzi, Giorgio Ercolani et al.
      Pages 273-281
    6. Massimo Del Gaudio, Annalisa Amaduzzi, Flavia Neri, Matteo Ravaioli
      Pages 283-292
    7. Claudio Ghermandi, Elisabetta Pierucci, Antonio Siniscalchi, Stefano Faenza
      Pages 293-303
    8. Deborah Malvi, Francesca Rosini, Antonia D’Errico
      Pages 305-333
    9. Massimo Del Gaudio, Annalisa Amaduzzi, Chiara Zanfi, Lorenzo Maroni, Matteo Ravaioli
      Pages 335-342
  5. Intestinal/Multivisceral Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Antonio D. Pinna, Chiara Zanfi
      Pages 357-364
    3. Antonio D. Pinna, Chiara Zanfi
      Pages 365-378
    4. Riccardo Cipriani, Luca Negosanti, Valentina Pinto, Rossella Sgarzani, Chiara Gelati, Federico Contedini
      Pages 379-389
    5. Antonio Siniscalchi, Lorenzo Gamberini, Stefano Faenza
      Pages 391-400
    6. Ivo Tzvetanov, Giuseppe D’Amico, Enrico Benedetti
      Pages 401-409
    7. Antonia D’Errico, Francesco Vasuri, Alberto Bagni
      Pages 411-427
  6. Combined Abdominal Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. Massimo Del Gaudio, Giorgio Ercolani, Matteo Cescon, Matteo Ravaioli, Chiara Zanfi, Valentina Bertuzzo et al.
      Pages 431-438
    3. Ugo Boggi, Piero Marchetti, Gabriella Amorese
      Pages 439-453

About this book


This book is a comprehensive and innovative guide to abdominal solid organ transplantation (SOT). It explains the main immunological problems involved in abdominal SOT, reviews indications for liver, kidney, and small bowel transplantation, and provides detailed descriptions of techniques for procurement and transplantation. In addition, technical, infectious, and immunological complications and their treatment are fully described. Special attention is devoted to the indications for and outcomes of combined kidney-liver and kidney-pancreas transplantation. Clear advice is provided on donor selection and donor safety, and the book concludes by examining medical disease and the risk of solid and hematologic malignancies after transplantation.

Abdominal SOT has become the treatment of choice for various end-stage chronic diseases of the liver, kidney, and foregut. Improved knowledge of immunology, the introduction of new immunosuppressive agents, and advances in surgical techniques have all increased the number of potential candidates and led to better outcomes. It is therefore unsurprising that more and more surgeons, physicians, and scientists, as well as students and nurses, are becoming interested in abdominal SOT. This book will provide all practitioners with an excellent, up-to-date summary of knowledge in the field.



Immunology Immunosuppressive agents Kidney transplantation Liver transplantation Multivisceral transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Daniele Pinna
    • 1
  • Giorgio Ercolani
    • 2
  1. 1.Surgery and TransplantationSant'Orsola Malpighi HospitalBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Surgery and TransplantationSant'Orsola Malpighi HospitalBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16996-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16997-2
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