The histological assessment of liver fibrosis in grafts from extended criteria donors predicts the outcome after liver transplantation: A retrospective study.


Pathology Unit, S.Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy. Electronic address: [Email]


The use of extended criteria donors (ECD) in liver transplantation is increasing due to the organ shortage. Histological evaluation of the liver graft in the context of procurement is an important tool for extending the donor pool without affecting the quality of the transplanted organs. Macrovesicular steatosis is widely accepted as predictor of early allograft dysfunction (EAD), while other features, such as portal fibrosis, are poorly studied.


Dyslipidemic donor,Early allograft dysfunction,Histopathology,Portal fibrosis,

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