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Retransplantation of the liver.

Shaw, BW and Gordon, RD and Iwatsuki, S and Starzl, TE (1985) Retransplantation of the liver. Seminars in liver disease, 5 (4). 394 - 401. ISSN 0272-8087

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Since the introduction of cyclosporine-prednisone for primary immunosuppression, retransplantation has become a feasible option for patients whose primary grafts are failing, which may result from primary graft nonfunction, intractable rejection, or consequent to technical complications. Although survival of patients requiring second grafts is less good than in those whose initial graft functions well, 2-year survival rates of 49% have been achieved in retransplanted patients, a record that mandates serious consideration of this approach when the primary graft begins to fail. In general, the retransplant procedure is technically easier, with less blood loss, than is the initial operation. When the reoperation is done electively, it should be done before serious clinical deterioration compromises the chances for success.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Shaw, BW
Gordon, RD
Iwatsuki, S
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1985
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Seminars in liver disease
Volume: 5
Number: 4
Page Range: 394 - 401
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1055/s-2008-1040638
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0272-8087
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062115856, Starzl CV No. 624
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:10
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:57


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