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.
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.
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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.