Article Abstract

Left split grafts in pediatric liver transplantation: an unexploited resource open to a multiple scenario evolution

Authors: Umberto Cillo, Alessandra Bertacco, Francesco Enrico D’Amico


We read with particular interest the article by Angelico and colleagues entitled “Outcomes of left split graft transplantation in Europe: report from the European Liver Transplant Registry” (1), published recently in Transplant International. The manuscript, reporting the outcome of 1,500 pediatrics transplantation performed in different European transplant centers using left split grafts (LSG) from deceased donors, makes an updated continental point on one of the most complex activities in the liver transplant (LT) area. Importantly enough, the study represents the widest LSG transplantation series ever reported.