Anesthesia for combined liver-thoracic transplantation

Miriam Zeillemaker-Hoekstra, Carlijn I. Buis, Vlado Cernak, Koen Mem. Reyntjens*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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    The combined transplantation of a thoracic organ and the liver is performed in patients with dual-organ failure in whom survival is not expected with single-organ transplantation alone. Although uncommonly performed, the number of combined liver-lung and liver-heart transplants is increasing. Anesthetic management of this complex procedure is challenging. Major blood loss, prolonged operation time, difficult weaning of cardiopulmonary bypass and coagulation disturbances are common. Despite the complexity of surgery, the outcome is comparable to single-organ transplant.

    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)101-108
    Aantal pagina's8
    TijdschriftBest practice & research. Clinical anaesthesiology
    Nummer van het tijdschrift1
    StatusPublished - mrt.-2020

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