Liver retransplantation in superobese patients: A single center experience

C. B. Taner, D. Mughal, J. Aranda-Michel

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Abstract

A retrospective review of patients who had body mass indeces greater than 40 kg/m2 who underwent liver retransplantation (LR) from February 1998 to December 2008 at our institution. There were 73 patients who had body mass indeces greater than 40 kg/m2 and had orthotopic liver transplantation. Six of 73 patients required retransplantation. Median time between orthotopic liver transplantation and LR was 131 days (range, 2 to 2812 days). Indications for LR were ischemic cholangiopathy, hepatic necrosis, recurrent hepatitis C, and primary non-function. Four patients are still alive with median survival of 37 months after LR. Two patients had perioperative death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1757-1759
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation proceedings
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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