Liver Tx Topic

Figure 11. It is important to remember that ischemic injury can affect the liver allograft in a segmental fashion. Therefore, a biopsy may over estimate or under estimate the injury. This potential problem can be minimized, but not eliminated, by close clinical correlation. The above gross photograph of a resected allograft shows the subcapsular distribution of the necrosis, while other, deeper areas are less severely affected.

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