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.
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.