Several risk factors for ischaemic-type biliary lesions (ITBL) after liver transplantation (LT) have been identified, but the role of portal vein perfusion at graft procurement is still unclear. This was a prospective study on double aortic and portal perfusion (DP) of liver grafts stratified by donor's decade (<60 yo; 60-69 yo; 70-79 yo and >= 80 yo) versus similar historical cohorts of primary, adult grafts procured with single aortic perfusion (SP) only. The primary study aim was to assess the role of DP on the incidence of ITBL. There was no difference in the incidence of overall biliary complications according to procurement technique for recipients of grafts <80 years. A higher incidence of ITBL was observed for patients receiving grafts >= 80 years and perfused through the aorta only (1.9 vs. 13.4%; P = 0.008). When analysing octogenarian grafts, donor male gender (HR = 6.4; P = 0.001), haemodynamic instability (HR = 4.9; P = 0.008), and type-2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) (HR = 3.0; P = 0.03) were all independent risk factors for ITBL, while double perfusion at procurement (HR = 0.1; P = 0.04) and longer donor intensive care unit (ICU) stay (HR = 0.7; P = 0.04) were protective factors. Dual aortic and portal perfusion has the potential to reduce post-transplant ITBL incidence for recipients of octogenarian donor grafts. Larger series are needed to confirm this preliminary experience.

Dual aortic and portal perfusion at procurement prevents ischaemic-type biliary lesions in liver transplantation when using octogenarian donors: a retrospective cohort study.

Rreka E;ROFFI, NICOLO';Meli S;Biancofiore G;Filipponi F;De Simone P.
2019-01-01

Abstract

Several risk factors for ischaemic-type biliary lesions (ITBL) after liver transplantation (LT) have been identified, but the role of portal vein perfusion at graft procurement is still unclear. This was a prospective study on double aortic and portal perfusion (DP) of liver grafts stratified by donor's decade (<60 yo; 60-69 yo; 70-79 yo and >= 80 yo) versus similar historical cohorts of primary, adult grafts procured with single aortic perfusion (SP) only. The primary study aim was to assess the role of DP on the incidence of ITBL. There was no difference in the incidence of overall biliary complications according to procurement technique for recipients of grafts <80 years. A higher incidence of ITBL was observed for patients receiving grafts >= 80 years and perfused through the aorta only (1.9 vs. 13.4%; P = 0.008). When analysing octogenarian grafts, donor male gender (HR = 6.4; P = 0.001), haemodynamic instability (HR = 4.9; P = 0.008), and type-2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) (HR = 3.0; P = 0.03) were all independent risk factors for ITBL, while double perfusion at procurement (HR = 0.1; P = 0.04) and longer donor intensive care unit (ICU) stay (HR = 0.7; P = 0.04) were protective factors. Dual aortic and portal perfusion has the potential to reduce post-transplant ITBL incidence for recipients of octogenarian donor grafts. Larger series are needed to confirm this preliminary experience.
2019
Ghinolfi, D; Tincani, G; Rreka, E; Roffi, Nicolo'; Coletti, L; Balzano, E; Catalano, G; Meli, S; Carrai, P; Petruccelli, S; Biancofiore, G; Filipponi, F; De Simone, P.
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