An Overview of Liver Transplant Pathology: Data from a Tertiary Referral Centre in Western India.

An Overview of Liver Transplant Pathology: Data from a Tertiary Referral Centre in Western India. Ann Hepatol. 2018 May - Jun;17(3):426-436 Authors: Fonseca F, Kulkarni B, Hastak M, Kumaran V, Varma V, Kapoor S Abstract INTRODUCTION AND AIM: 1. Study of liver explants - Etiologic types of end-stage chronic liver disease (ESCLD) and acute liver failure (ALF) in adults and children. 2. Assessment of donor steatosis and incidental granulomas. 3. Post-transplant liver biopsies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Specimens of 180 explant hepatectomies, 173 donor wedge and 30 core liver biopsies, and 58 post transplant liver biopsies received in our department from April 2013 to March 2017. RESULTS: 1. Most common causes of ESCLD in adults were: alcohol related (30.32%), hepatitis virus related (18.71%) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis related (18.06%); and in children
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