Advanced age of the patient carries a higher risk after liver transplantation (LT) and may lead to worse outcomes. As people's life expectancy increases and advances in the medical treatment of chronic liver disease have increased the need for LTs in the older population. LT recipients over the age of seventy have acceptable survival rates after LT, provided certain criteria are met.
A 78-year-old male patient with cryptogenic liver cirrhosis and tense ascites. His MELD-Na score was 27. He underwent a right lobe living donor liver transplant and was discharged from hospital in good health after a month.
LDLT for elderly recipients might be suitable if the recipients does not have any comorbidity, their outcomes are comparable to those for younger recipients which resulted in fairly acceptable long-term outcomes and if donor morbidity is acceptable.