Domino Liver Transplant

A transplantation in which a multiorgan unit—e.g., part of the small and large intestine and liver—from (cadaveric) donor A is transplanted into patient B who has a poor GI tract, but a relatively well functioning liver, which is transplanted into patient C, who only needs the liver
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PITTSBURGH, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Transplant surgeons at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC have performed their first-ever domino liver transplant involving a pediatric recipient.
This is only the third domino transplant ever involving a patient with MSUD and only 67 domino liver transplants have been performed in the United States, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing.
The domino liver transplant, as it is called, first was performed in Miami, FL in 1996.
Doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital performed the first-ever domino liver transplant in Illinois on Sunday, joining a handful of hospitals worldwide that have taken part in this procedure.
It was the third domino liver transplant completed in Japan and the first involving a liver's transportation from one facility to another.
The operation will be the third domino liver transplant in Japan and the first case in which a liver will be transported from one facility to another, said an operation team led by Masaki Kitajima, a professor of surgery at Keio University Hospital in Tokyo.
The first domino liver transplant was performed in 1995 in Portugal.
The domino liver transplant procedure was performed for the first time in 1995 in Portugal, and has since been done dozens of times in Sweden and Germany.
The domino liver transplant procedure was performed for the first time in 1995 in Portugal and has since been done dozens of times in Sweden and Germany, with the recipients being patients with other liver diseases including cancer, they said.
The operation was the first domino liver transplant in Japan and the first time in the world that four people were involved in the procedure, which usually involves three people.
In Japan, there have been four domino liver transplants in which the donor-recipient's entire liver was removed.
Domino liver transplants usually involve three people, with the original donor being brain-dead.