Dec 24, 2015

Case-matched comparison of ABO-incompatible and ABO-compatible living donor liver transplantation

The British Journal of Surgery
J M KimS-K Lee


ABO-incompatible (ABO-I) living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has a high success rate. There are few detailed comparisons regarding biliary complications, infective complications and patient survival between ABO-compatible (ABO-C) and ABO-I LDLT. The aim was to compare the outcomes of ABO-I LDLT with those of ABO-C LDLT using the matched-pairs method. Patients who underwent ABO-I LDLT procedures between 2010 and 2013 were studied. They were matched for significant variables with patients who had ABO-C LDLT (1 : 2 matching). Forty-seven ABO-I LDLT procedures were included. Ninety-four patients who had ABO-C LDLT were selected as a comparator group. The incidence of cytomegalovirus, bacterial and fungal infections during the first 3 months was similar after ABO-I LDLT and ABO-C LDLT (85 versus 76 per cent, 28 versus 37 per cent, and 13 versus 20 per cent, respectively). Antibody-mediated rejection occurred after two procedures within 2 weeks of transplantation, but liver function improved with plasma exchange in both patients. There were no differences in the rate of acute rejection and biliary complications between ABO-I and ABO-C groups (P = 0·478 and P = 0·511 respectively). Three patients who had ABO-I LDLT developed dif...Continue Reading

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Pancreatitis, Graft
Transplantation of Liver
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