Author(s): Kayler LK, Rudich SM, Merion RM
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Abstract The shortage of liver donors and the increasing number of patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation have led to a widening of the definition of suitable liver donors. In this case report, we describe transplantation of a liver from a 20-year-old brain-dead donor with a past history of schistosomiasis. Careful evaluation for schistosomiasis-related hepatic complications using hepatic function tests, clinical assessment for manifestations of portal hypertension, as well as abdominal ultrasound, and liver biopsy were performed. At 7 months follow-up, the recipient is doing well with normal liver function. Liver transplantation from a donor with a history of schistosomiasis is acceptable in carefully screened cases.
This article was published in Transplant Proc
and referenced in Journal of Transplantation Technologies & Research