Digital imaging of extended criteria donor livers to facilitate placement and utilization.

James V. Guarrera, Benjamin Samstein, Michael J. Goldstein, Ben Arrington, Richard Dorritie, Dianne Lapointe-Rudow, John F. Renz, Jean C. Emond

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Abstract

The disparity between organ supply and demand has necessitated more aggressive use of livers from extended criteria donors. Organ sharing between donor service areas and transplant centers in other regions is common. Confidence in the graft quality is greatly improved with a digital image taken in conjunction with the recovery surgeon's report and biopsy data. Three cases in which digital images of various levels of quality allowed the recipient's surgery to proceed, minimized the cold ischemia time, and yielded excellent outcomes are described. Another case in which a picture was not available and the liver was discarded after importation is also presented for comparison.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalProgress in transplantation (Aliso Viejo, Calif.)
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

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Guarrera, J. V., Samstein, B., Goldstein, M. J., Arrington, B., Dorritie, R., Lapointe-Rudow, D., Renz, J. F., & Emond, J. C. (2010). Digital imaging of extended criteria donor livers to facilitate placement and utilization. Progress in transplantation (Aliso Viejo, Calif.), 20(1), 14-17. https://doi.org/10.7182/prtr.20.1.d1qv6734j850w704