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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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