In this complex case, the immediate complications of what would later be confirmed as mitochondrial disease required Cleveland Clinic Children’s specialists to perform not one, but two, transplants that saved a young patient’s life.
Cleveland Clinic’s Organ Recovery Center will soon test the ability of its organ perfusion device to assess and enhance donated livers, potentially increasing the number that can be translated.
Deemed “unresectable” elsewhere, a 42-year-old undergoes a two-stage hepatectomy and hepatic artery infusion for bilobar liver metastasis with exceptional results.
Paradigm shift in transplant medicine: Livers successfully transplanted in Cleveland Clinic study using homegrown normothermic ex vivo perfusion machine rather than cold preservation for maintaining organs.
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Cleveland Clinic is poised to launch the first U.S. study in which human liver transplant patients receive donor livers preserved using normothermic ex vivo perfusion.