Living Donor Liver Transplantation in an Elderly Recipient with Preserved Performance Status: A Case Report

Tomonari Shimagaki, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Koichi Kimura, Takashi Motomura, Akihisa Nagatsu, Hirohisa Okabe, Shinji Itoh, Noboru Harada, Norifumi Harimoto, Toru Ikegami, Hideaki Uchiyama, Yuji Soejima, Yoshihiko Maehara

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Abstract

Background: Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in an elderly recipient is controversial.

Case presentation: We report a case of LDLT in a 74-year-old female who had decompensated liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). She was the oldest recipient who received LDLT in Japan ever. She was rejected for LDLT at a nearby hospital because of her age.We decided to perform LDLT because her general condition was good (the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 2 ). The surgery was uncomplicated and the postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient was discharged 35 days after the surgery. Currently she is living at home, and she has maintained a good quality of life.

Conclusions: We believe that a recipient in good general condition is capable of undergoing LDLT despite advanced age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalFukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica
Volume107
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2016

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Living Donors
Liver Transplantation
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Liver Cirrhosis
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Japan
Quality of Life

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Shimagaki, T., Yoshizumi, T., Kimura, K., Motomura, T., Nagatsu, A., Okabe, H., ... Maehara, Y. (2016). Living Donor Liver Transplantation in an Elderly Recipient with Preserved Performance Status: A Case Report. Fukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica, 107(6), 115-120.

Living Donor Liver Transplantation in an Elderly Recipient with Preserved Performance Status : A Case Report. / Shimagaki, Tomonari; Yoshizumi, Tomoharu; Kimura, Koichi; Motomura, Takashi; Nagatsu, Akihisa; Okabe, Hirohisa; Itoh, Shinji; Harada, Noboru; Harimoto, Norifumi; Ikegami, Toru; Uchiyama, Hideaki; Soejima, Yuji; Maehara, Yoshihiko.

In: Fukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica, Vol. 107, No. 6, 01.06.2016, p. 115-120.

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Shimagaki, T, Yoshizumi, T, Kimura, K, Motomura, T, Nagatsu, A, Okabe, H, Itoh, S, Harada, N, Harimoto, N, Ikegami, T, Uchiyama, H, Soejima, Y & Maehara, Y 2016, 'Living Donor Liver Transplantation in an Elderly Recipient with Preserved Performance Status: A Case Report', Fukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica, vol. 107, no. 6, pp. 115-120.
Shimagaki, Tomonari ; Yoshizumi, Tomoharu ; Kimura, Koichi ; Motomura, Takashi ; Nagatsu, Akihisa ; Okabe, Hirohisa ; Itoh, Shinji ; Harada, Noboru ; Harimoto, Norifumi ; Ikegami, Toru ; Uchiyama, Hideaki ; Soejima, Yuji ; Maehara, Yoshihiko. / Living Donor Liver Transplantation in an Elderly Recipient with Preserved Performance Status : A Case Report. In: Fukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica. 2016 ; Vol. 107, No. 6. pp. 115-120.
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