Unconventional Strategies for Solid Organ Transplantation and Special Transplantation Scenarios
Balasubramanya Rangaswamy, Christopher B Hughes, Biatta Sholosh, Anil K Dasyam
Radiol Clin North Am . 2023 Sep;61(5):901-912. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2023.04.012. Epub 2023 May 19.
Solid organ transplantation is the only long-term therapeutic option for patients with end-organ failure but cadaveric and living donor transplant pools are unable to meet the demand for organ transplantation. Newer techniques, innovative strategies and altruistic donors can help bridge this wide gap between the number of organ donors and recipients. Domino liver transplantation, paired organ donation, and ABO incompatible transplants are some of the ways to ensure increased transplant organ availability. Split liver transplantation and ex vivo liver resection and auto transplantation are considered surgically challenging but are being done at tertiary transplant centers.