Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

ARTICLE
Year
: 1996  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 182--184

Orthotopic Liver Transplantation at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center: 1994-1995


Mohammed Rezeig, Nabeel Nezamuddin, Abdulmajeed Abdulkarim, Timothy Pruet, Ashraf Ali, Riaz Ahmed, Mohammed Al Quaiz, Souhail Shabib 
 Liver Transplant Unit, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohammed Rezeig
Director of Liver Transplant Unit, P. O.ot3354, Riyadh 11211
Saudi Arabia

Over the last decade, orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) has become an established therapy for end-stage liver disease of various etiologies. The early experience with orthotopic liver transplantation in the Kingdom was in 1990 in the Military Hospital when a man with sclerosing cholangitis received a new liver successfully. Intensive effort was done at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH & RC) to start liver transplantation and that was achieved in March 1994 when a man with an end-stage liver failure secondary to hepatitis C was transplanted successfully. Since then, forty four (44) more liver transplantations were done at KFSH & RC. The age of the patients transplanted ranged from 9-65 years old; there were more males than females, (26 males, 15 females). The waiting time until transplantation was up to one year. All patients received a combination of cyclosporin and prednisolone as an induction therapy ± Azathioprime. The majority of patients developed minor complications like wound infection and acute mild cellular rejection. In the second year, 3 out of 18 patients also developed primary non­function. Also in the first year, the majority of the patients developed primary dysfunction; however, this decreased significantly in the second year. The majority of the patients who were transplanted for hepatitis C had mild recurrence. None of them lost their livers because of recurrence of hepatitis C. Several patients developed biliary complications including bile leak and stricture at duct-to-duct anastomosis.


How to cite this article:
Rezeig M, Nezamuddin N, Abdulkarim A, Pruet T, Ali A, Ahmed R, Al Quaiz M, Shabib S. Orthotopic Liver Transplantation at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center: 1994-1995.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 1996;7:182-184


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Rezeig M, Nezamuddin N, Abdulkarim A, Pruet T, Ali A, Ahmed R, Al Quaiz M, Shabib S. Orthotopic Liver Transplantation at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center: 1994-1995. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 1996 [cited 2020 Mar 31 ];7:182-184
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