Accepting split liver transplant linked with lower mortality

Accepting grafts for a split liver transplantation may improve survival for smaller children and adults on the waitlist, according to research presented at the Liver Meeting Digital Experience.In her presentation, Mary Grace Bowring, an MD/PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins, said that outcomes following split and whole liver transplantation are comparable. However, split liver transplants make only a small portions of total liver transplants.“If faced with simultaneous offers of split vs. a whole liver while on the waitlist for an adult or pediatric candidate, the decision might be clear,Read More

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