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Rapid flush technique for donor hepatectomy: Safety and efficacy of an improved method of liver recovery for transplantation

Miller, C and Mazzaferro, V and Makowka, L and Gordon, RD and Todo, S and Bowman, J and Morris, M and Ligush, J and Starzl, TE (1988) Rapid flush technique for donor hepatectomy: Safety and efficacy of an improved method of liver recovery for transplantation. Transplantation Proceedings, 20 (1 SUPP). 948 - 950. ISSN 0041-1345

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Abstract

This report describes a 2-year retrospective review of 437 donor hepatectomies comparing our experience with both the conventional and rapid flush techniques. In this retrospective review we have compared this new rapid technique to that of the conventional. The population of donors comprising the two groups were not significantly different, although there was a trend to use slightly more compromised donors when the rapid technique was used. Despite this trend, overall graft function, as assessed by peak flush group. Finally, the rate of primary nonfunction of hepatic grafts was reduced by the use of this new technique. In summary, the rapid flush technique yields high quality organs, is well accepted by the transplant community, and has become the procedure of choice for organ procurement.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Miller, C
Mazzaferro, V
Makowka, L
Gordon, RD
Todo, S
Bowman, J
Morris, M
Ligush, J
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1988
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Transplantation Proceedings
Volume: 20
Number: 1 SUPP
Page Range: 948 - 950
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0041-1345
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062129907, Starzl CV No. 839
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:14
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 23:00
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4225

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