Items tagged “liver transplantation”

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MELD score

The MELD score (Model for End-stage Liver Disease) is a classification used to grade chronic liver disease in preparation for liver transplantation in adults. The score has prognostic value in terms of three-month mortality. The components of the MELD score are: serum creatinine (mg/dL) if di...

Hepatocellular carcinoma (staging)

Hepatocellular carcinoma staging classifications supersede the typical TNM staging system seen in most other epithelial cancers, as the TNM staging system has been found to not be as prognostically useful for stratification of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. Several substitute staging sy...

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) classification

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) is the unified transplantation network in the United States and runs under the administration of United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). OPTN classification is an imaging policy of UNOS to determine the eligibility and priority for liver tran...

CT liver volumetry in living donor liver transplantation (approach)

CT liver volumetry in living donor liver transplantation is essential imaging studies in preoperative assessment of potential liver transplant donors. Liver volumetry is performed for the donor liver to calculate the graft volume and remnant liver volume. Preoperative measurement of liver volum...

Living donor liver transplantation

Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is a lengthy and complex operation in which one or several hepatic lobes or segments from the potential donor are resected and transplanted into the recipient patient after excision of the diseased liver. Other types of liver transplant are discussed he...

Small for size syndrome (liver graft)

Small for size syndrome (SFSS) is a clinical syndrome caused by the transplantation of a liver graft that is too small for a recipient. It occurs when the graft to recipient weight ratio (GRWR) is less than 0.8% or a graft volume to standard liver volume ratio (GV/SLV) is less than 35%. Clinica...

Ischemic type biliary lesions

Ischemic type biliary lesions (ITBL) is a term used to describe non-anastomotic intra- or extrahepatic bile duct strictures after primarily successful liver transplantation, when there is no evidence of perfusion restriction or other cause of bile duct damage (i.e organ rejection or recurrence o...

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