Procurement of Abdominal Organs for Transplantation. Multiorgan Retrieval

  • Rafael Orti-Rodríguez
  • Rafael Díaz-NietoEmail author
Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)


Procurement of abdominal organs for transplantation is an essential step for the success of solid organs transplantation. Deceased donors are the most common in western countries. Numbers of donors has progressively increased in the last few years. There are factors directly related to the donor and the retrieval process that will impact on the final outcome of the patients being transplanted. Management of the donor, adequate surgical technique and optimal preservation of the grafts are of paramount importance. In this book chapter we describe the different types of donors and their clinical management. We review the key surgical steps and current preservation systems with an overview of the future of multi-organ retrieval.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Liver Transplant Unit Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria University HospitalTenerifeSpain
  2. 2.Hepatobiliary Surgery Unit, Aintree University HospitalLiverpoolUK
  3. 3.Liver Transplant Unit Royal Free HospitalLondonUK

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