Both the authors contributed equally to this study.
Reversibility of Acquired Amyloid Polyneuropathy After Liver Retransplantation
Article first published online: 5 AUG 2013
© Copyright 2013 The American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
American Journal of Transplantation
Volume 13, Issue 10, pages 2734–2738, October 2013
How to Cite
Antonini, T. M., Lozeron, P., Lacroix, C., Mincheva, Z., Durrbach, A., Slama, M., Vibert, E., Samuel, D. and Adams, D. (2013), Reversibility of Acquired Amyloid Polyneuropathy After Liver Retransplantation. American Journal of Transplantation, 13: 2734–2738. doi: 10.1111/ajt.12378
- Issue published online: 24 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 5 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 16 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 10 APR 2013
- Amyloid neuropathy;
- domino liver transplantation;
Domino liver transplantation (DLT) has become an accepted procedure designed to address problems with organ limited supply. However, cases of acquired amyloid neuropathy are increasingly being recognized following this procedure. Until now, only one patient had undergone liver retransplantation and follow-up findings were not reported. We describe the case of a 72-year-old patient with partial recovery from acquired amyloid neuropathy following retransplantation with a deceased donor 7 years after DLT performed for end-stage liver disease. His clinical and paraclinical improvement is described, and the impact of this case on the indication for a domino procedure and the challenges linked to retransplantation are discussed.