Pretransplant Donor Biopsies

Pretransplant Donor Bx
Figure 1. This is a low power magnification of a donor biopsy performed prior to transplantation showing severe macrovesicular steatosis affecting more than 80% of the sampled parenchyma. Liver transplantation is definitely contraindicated when a donor biopsy shows more than 50% macrovesicular steatosis. A higher magnification of this biopsy, shows in greater detail, the steatotic hepatocytes.


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Last Modified: Thu Jun 18 10:14:08 EDT 2009