Cleveland Clinic team shares their collaborative approach to a recent multi-organ transplant case.
Cleveland Clinic surgeons have performed the Midwest’s first purely laparoscopic donor hepatectomy for living donor liver transplant, a technically demanding procedure that improves safety and shortens recovery times, possibly motivating more people to donate.
For pediatric patients, waiting for a donor liver can be risky. Transplant surgeon Dr. Koji Hashimoto explains that living donor transplant is a viable and somewhat underutilized alternative with superior outcomes and lower rejection risk.
In a first for North America, a Cleveland Clinic patient has given birth after receiving a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor, a significant advancement in infertility treatment.
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A 65-year-old female with PBC and a 54-year-old male with hepatitis C-related cirrhosis and HCC benefit from simultaneous liver transplants from one deceased donor.
Living-donor liver transplantation is feasible for even the smallest pediatric patients. In this case study, read how it was done in a 2-year-old with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC).
This case of living donor liver transplantation using a small left lobe graft allowed us to treat a patient with severe portal hypertension, avoiding a crisis due to the shortage of available donor organs.