Experience of Virgen De Las Nieves University Hospital in Liver Transplantation Using Uncontrolled and Controlled Donors after Cardiac DeathSan Miguel C1*, Perez-Villares JM2, Garcia A1, Alvarez MJ1 and Fundora Y1
- *Corresponding Author:
- San Miguel C
General, Digestive Surgery and Liver Transplantation Department
Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital, Avenida Fuerzas Armadas s/n
18014, Granada, Spain
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 25, 2016, Accepted date: February 12, 2016, Published date: February 20, 2016
Citation: San Miguel C, Perez-Villares JM, Garcia A, Alvarez MJ, Fundora Y (2016) Experience of Virgen De Las Nieves University Hospital in Liver Transplantation Using Uncontrolled and Controlled Donors after Cardiac Death. J Hepatol Gastroint Dis 2:116. doi:10.4172/2475-3181.1000116
Copyright: © 2016 San Miguel C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The imbalance between the number of candidates to liver transplantation (LT) and the number of liver grafts (LG), leads to increase waiting list mortality. Due to this, it is necessary to explore new donation sources in order to expand the donor pool.
The use of LG from donors after cardiac death (DCD) is an alternative source of donation with a promising and interesting potential.
The aim of this study is to describe initial outcomes of our experience with uncontrolled and controlled DCD. An observational, prospective study was conducted to analyze the variables of ten cases in this donation types in our center, from 2011 to November 2014.
After the analysis of results, we have only obtained two deaths (one in each group). Actually, the other patients are alive without any complications.
Owing to low specific complications rate and high survival rate, we conclude that, in spite of the limited size in our serie, results coincide with which has found in larger series. Hence, we propound to use this alternative donors source. It is capable to satisfy an ever-growing demand, with promising outcomes. However, DCD shall not replace conventional donors.