Solid Organ Retransplantation
Yaron Ilan, Dan Admon, Michael Friedlander
Division of Medicine, Dept. of Cardiology and Nephrology Unit, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem
The need for solid organ retransplantation is a major factor in the shortage of available organs. Between 1972 and 1992, 56 out of 309 kidney transplants and 2 out of 20 liver transplants performed in our hospital were retransplantations. The present study evaluates local and world experience with organ retransplantations in terms of the medical and ethical issues.