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Case Reports in Transplantation
Volume 2018, Article ID 1897495, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1897495
Case Report

Domino Liver Transplantation from a Child with Propionic Acidemia to a Child with Idiopathic Fulminant Hepatic Failure

Department of Anesthesiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10463, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Marina Moguilevitch; gro.eroifetnom@eliugomm

Received 29 October 2017; Accepted 8 January 2018; Published 14 March 2018

Academic Editor: Piero Boraschi

Copyright © 2018 Marina Moguilevitch and Ellise Delphin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Domino liver transplant has emerged as a viable strategy to increase the number of grafts available for transplantation. In the domino transplant organs explanted from one patient are transplanted into another patient. The first successful domino liver transplant was performed in Portugal in 1995. Since then this innovative concept has been applied to several genetic or biochemical disorders that are treated by liver transplantation. An important consideration during this operation is that such livers can pose a risk of the de novo development of the disease in the recipient. That is why this surgical procedure requires careful planning, proper selection of the patients, and informed consent of both donor and recipient.