An objective and accurate evaluation of liver grafts is required to improve the prognosis of liver transplant recipients and to increase the number of available liver grafts.
To compare outcomes using FibroScan with that of pathology in liver grafts from brain-dead donors (DBD).
Liver grafts from 52 DBD were examined using ultrasound (US), FibroScan before liver transplantation (LT). Blood tested before LT and a biopsy was performed pre- or intra-operation to determine pathology. The diagnostic accuracy of the FibroScan results was compared with the pathology results, which is the gold standard for evaluating liver grafts. The donors enrolled were grouped by the stage of liver fibrosis (F0-F4) and steatosis (S0-S3), based on Kleiner's scoring system of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, respectively.
The liver stiffness (LS) value in group F1 was significantly increased compared with group F0 (8.74±1.32kPa and 5.93±1.64kPa, respectively, P<0.01). The LS value had a significant positive correlation with the liver graft fibrosis stage (r=0.73, P<0.01). The area under receiver operating characteristic curves (AUROC) for F1 stage fibrosis was 0.93 (P<0.01). Significant differences in the controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) were found among groups S0, S1, and S2 (173.30±38.36dB/m, 230.29±23.27dB/m, 250.00±57.01dB/m, respectively; F=12.41, P<0.01). The CAP was associated with the liver graft steatosis stage (r=0.64, P<0.01). The AUROC for S1 and S2 stage steatosis in liver grafts was 0.89 (P=0.002) and 0.83 (P=0.007), respectively.
Transient elastography quantifies fibrosis and steatosis in liver grafts from 52 DBD with a high diagnostic accuracy and provides further imaging evidence for use in assessing liver grafts.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Brain death, Donors, Elastography, FibroScan, Liver transplantation, Liver grafts
Vol 44 - N° 2P. 155-161 - avril 2020 Retour au numéro
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