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Liver transplantation in Lebanon: A hard lesson to learn

Show simple item record Faraj W. Mukherji D. Fakih H. Majzoub N. Khalife M.
dc.contributor.editor Dec-2010 2017-10-05T16:07:32Z 2017-10-05T16:07:32Z 2010
dc.identifier.issn 14259524
dc.description.abstract Background: The aim of this study is to review all liver transplants performed at the American University of Beirut Medical Center from 1998 to present. Material-Methods: From 1998 to present, 15 liver transplants were performed in our institution. Of these, 10 were adults and 5 children. Indications for adult transplants were: 2 alcoholic liver cirrhosis, 2 cryptogenic, hepatitis B, hepatitis C with HCC, 1 subacute liver failure, 1 Budd Chiari syndrome, 1 biliary cirrhosis secondary to iatrogenic common bile duct injury, and 1 multiple hydatid disease of the liver. Pediatric transplant indications were: 2 cryptogenic liver cirrhosis, 1 extrahepatic biliary atresia, 1 familial hypercholesterolemia, and 1 congenital hepatic fibrosis. Of the 14 transplants, 4 were living related liver transplants. Results: Patient survival was 67percent at 1, 5 and 10 years. There were 5 deaths at a median of 9 days (range 1-56) post-transplantation. The causes of death were: 2 primary nonfunctions, 1 intraoperative cardiac arrest, 1 portal and hepatic artery thrombosis, and 1 severe cellular rejection. There were 2 biliary complications and 2 major vascular complications. All 9 survivors are well, with normal liver function tests at a median follow-up time of 70 months (range 13-131) after transplantation. Conclusions: Although our numbers are small, the 10-year survival rate is acceptable compared to other series. Cadaveric organ donations and transplantations should be encouraged so that more transplants can be performed. Living related liver transplant is an important alternative source of organs, but should not replace cadaveric donation. © Ann Transplant.
dc.format.extent Pages: (25-29)
dc.language English
dc.publisher WARSAW
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Annals of Transplantation; Publication Year: 2010; Volume: 15; no. 3; Pages: (25-29);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Liver transplantation in Lebanon: A hard lesson to learn
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Faraj, W., Department of Surgery, HPB and Liver Transplant Unit, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Mukherji, D., Department of Surgery, HPB and Liver Transplant Unit, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Fakih, H., Department of Surgery, HPB and Liver Transplant Unit, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Majzoub, N., Department of Surgery, HPB and Liver Transplant Unit, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Khalife, M., Department of Surgery, HPB and Liver Transplant Unit, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Faraj, W.; American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Surgery;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Surgery
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.authorInitials Faraj, W
dc.contributor.authorInitials Mukherji, D
dc.contributor.authorInitials Fakih, H
dc.contributor.authorInitials Majzoub, N
dc.contributor.authorInitials Khalife, M
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Faraj, W (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Med Ctr, Dept Surg, HPB and Liver Transplant Unit, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.identifier.pubmedID 20877263
dc.identifier.scopusID 79953223018
dc.publisher.address AL JEROZOLIMSKIE 146 C STR, WARSAW, 02-305, POLAND
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Ann. Transpl.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 3
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Annals of Transplantation
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Ann. Transplant.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 15
dc.source.ID WOS:000288689200004
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Cadaveric donation
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Lebanon
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Liver transplantation
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Living donor graft
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex bile duct atresia
dc.subject.otherIndex biliary tract disease
dc.subject.otherIndex cause of death
dc.subject.otherIndex child
dc.subject.otherIndex classification
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex follow up
dc.subject.otherIndex hepatitis C
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex liver cell carcinoma
dc.subject.otherIndex liver cirrhosis
dc.subject.otherIndex liver function test
dc.subject.otherIndex liver transplantation
dc.subject.otherIndex liver tumor
dc.subject.otherIndex living donor
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex mortality
dc.subject.otherIndex postoperative complication
dc.subject.otherIndex retrospective study
dc.subject.otherIndex statistics
dc.subject.otherIndex survival rate
dc.subject.otherIndex time
dc.subject.otherIndex transplantation
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Biliary Atresia
dc.subject.otherIndex Biliary Tract Diseases
dc.subject.otherIndex Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
dc.subject.otherIndex Cause of Death
dc.subject.otherIndex Child
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Follow-Up Studies
dc.subject.otherIndex Hepatitis C
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Liver Cirrhosis
dc.subject.otherIndex Liver Function Tests
dc.subject.otherIndex Liver Neoplasms
dc.subject.otherIndex Liver Transplantation
dc.subject.otherIndex Living Donors
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Postoperative Complications
dc.subject.otherIndex Retrospective Studies
dc.subject.otherIndex Survival Rate
dc.subject.otherIndex Time Factors
dc.subject.otherIndex Tissue and Organ Procurement
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus MIDDLE-EAST
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ORGAN DONATION
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus EXPERIENCE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus SURVIVAL
dc.subject.otherWOS Surgery
dc.subject.otherWOS Transplantation

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