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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Progress in Transplantation|
|State||Published - Mar 2010|