Report of the first cases of hepatic SPLIT for liver transplantation in Peru
Jose Rivera Romani1,2, Carlos Rondon Leyva1, Martin Padilla Machaca1, Wilmer Bacilio Calderon 1.
1Trasplante, Essalud, Lima, Peru; 2Trasplante, Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen, Lima, Peru
Introduction: Liver SPLIT is the surgical technique used in liver transplantation in which a liver graft from a cadaveric donor can be used for two recipients on the waiting list, these recipients being both adults and one adult and one pediatric. In Peru, a country with a poor donation rate, the implementation of this technique was very beneficial since through it we expand the donation pool and we can help our patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation.
Materials and methods: In the first transplant operation with the SPLIT technique, it was from a 33-year-old donor Cause of death Ischemic stroke, ideal, who underwent complete right and complete left hepatic partitioning for a 48-year-old adult male diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis and a 13-year-old female patient diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and hepatopulmonary syndrome. In the second transplant operation with the SPLIT technique, it was from a 37-year-old donor, cause of death due to severe ECT, ideal, who underwent complete right and complete left hepatic partitioning for a 52-year-old adult female patient with cirrhosis due to virus C and a 10-year-old male patient diagnosed with allagille syndrome.
Conclusion: Liver transplantation with the SPLIT technique is an option to expand the pool of donors and is a reality in our country, hoping to make further progress in order to continue helping our patients on the waiting list. The described procedure is effective and must be performed by experienced surgical teams and under high standards of quality and excellence.
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