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Lebertransplantation beim älteren Patienten: Indikationen, Risiken und Ergebnisse

  • H. J. Schlitt
  • A. Obed
  • K. J. Oldhafer
  • M. P. Manns
  • R. Pichlmayr
Conference paper
Part of the Langenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie book series (DTGESCHIR, volume 1996)

Liver Transplantation in Aged Patients: Indications, Complications, and Outcome

Summary

This study analyzes the course of 62 patients aged over 60 years (i.e., 7% of all recipients) which were liver transplanted over the last 10 years. The data show that the results of transplantation in patients with malignant tumors (n = 25) are unfavorable (20% 5-year survival), while good results could be obtained in patients with benign indications (n = 37), including mainly posthepatitic cirrhosis, but also three fulminant liver failures (75% 5-year survival). Causes of death were mainly septic complications in the early phase and tumor recurrence in patients with malignant disease.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Schlitt
    • 1
  • A. Obed
    • 1
  • K. J. Oldhafer
    • 1
  • M. P. Manns
    • 1
  • R. Pichlmayr
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik für Abdominal- und Transplantationschirurgie und Abteilung für Gastroenterologie und HepatologieMedizinische Hochschule HannoverHannoverDeutschland

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