Liver transplantation in Italy: preliminary 10-year report. The Monotematica Aisf-Olt Study Group

S Fagiuoli, G Leandro, G Bellati, Antonio Gasbarrini, Gian Ludovico Rapaccini, Maurizio Pompili, M Rendina, S De Notariis, A Francavilla, Giovanni Battista Gasbarrini, G Ideo, R. Naccarato

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Experience in liver transplantation (OLT) in Italy over a ten-year period is reported. Data were obtained using a multiple-items form collected from Italian liver transplant centres (reference centres) and other Italian institutions actively involved both in the processes of evaluation of the candidates and the follow-up of liver transplant recipients (afference centres). During this period, a total of 1046 liver transplants were performed on 954 patients, with a cumulative proportional survival of 71%. The most common indication for liver transplantation was post-hepatitic cirrhosis due to either hepatitis B virus (+/-hepatitis Delta virus) or hepatitis C virus infection. Good survival rates were observed, particularly in controversial indications, such as alcoholic cirrhosis, post-hepatitic hepatitis B virus-related cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, most likely due to proper and careful selection of the patients. Cirrhosis, secondary to an autoimmunity-based liver disease, showed the highest rate of rejection episodes. Infections, in our study population, were the most common cause of death after transplantation.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)343-350
Numero di pagine8
RivistaItalian Journal of Gastroenterology
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 1996


  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Graft Rejection
  • Graft Survival
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents
  • Italy
  • Liver Diseases
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Survival Rate


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