Evaluation of the first 100 liver transplantations

Dinçkan A., TÜRKYILMAZ S., TEKİN A., Duman A., YILMAZ A., MESCİ A., ...More

Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.19, no.1, pp.28-32, 2008 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.28-32
  • Keywords: Experience, Liver, Transplantation
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Background/aims: We aimed to present the experience of the first 100 liver transplantations carried out at Akdeniz University. Methods: The data of 100 patients in pediatric and adult age groups who underwent liver transplantation at Akdeniz University Organ Transplantation Center between January 2000 and January 2007 were examined retrospectively. The cases between January 2000 and December 2003 were evaluated as the first term and those between January 2004 and January 2007 as the second term. Results: The mean age of the 100 patients (52M, 48F) was 38.6±17.3 (1-68) years. One-year and three-year survival rates of the patients were determined as 67.3% and 54.3% in the first term and 88.7% and 79.3% in the second term, respectively. Conclusions: With better comprehension of recipient and donor surgery technique, in addition to accumulation of knowledge and experience, the results in liver transplantation might be improved.