Transplantation 2021 Aug 30. Epub 2021 Aug 30.
Department of Transplant, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL. Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ. Division of Gastroenterology and hepatology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ. Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, MN. Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL.
Background: As the number of donation after circulatory death(DCD) liver transplants(LTs) performed in the United States continues to increase annually, there has been interest by policy makers to develop a more robust exception point safety net for patients who develop ischemic cholangiopathy(IC) following DCD LT. As such, there is a need for better understanding of the clinical course and long-term outcomes in patients who develop IC, as well as determining if IC can be classified into distinct categories with distinctly different clinical outcomes.
Methods: All DCD LT performed at Mayo Clinic-Florida, Mayo Clinic-Arizona and Mayo Clinic-Rochester from 1/1999-3/2020 were included(N=770). Read More