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Liver transplantation across ABO blood groups

Gordon, RD and Iwatsuki, S and Esquivel, CO and Tzakis, A and Todo, S and Starzl, TE (1986) Liver transplantation across ABO blood groups. Surgery, 100 (2). 342 - 348. ISSN 0039-6060

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Abstract

Six hundred seventy-one first, second, and third orthotopic liver allografts in 520 patients were reviewed to determine the effect of donor-recipient mismatches or incompatibility for the ABO blood group on graft survival. A significant advantage for ABO donor-recipient identity was found, especially in adults and for first grafts. However, a surprisingly large number of ABO incompatible grafts were successful. We recommend that nonidentical or incompatible grafts be limited to patients such as small children for whom the supply of available donors is severely limited or for patients in urgent need of transplantation or retransplantation.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Gordon, RD
Iwatsuki, S
Esquivel, CO
Tzakis, A
Todo, S
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 15 October 1986
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Surgery
Volume: 100
Number: 2
Page Range: 342 - 348
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0039-6060
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062119601, Starzl CV No. 674
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:11
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2017 12:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4060

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