Lebertransplantation beim älteren Patienten: Indikationen, Risiken und Ergebnisse
Liver Transplantation in Aged Patients: Indications, Complications, and Outcome
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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