Conquering combined thoracic organ and liver transplantation: Indications and outcomes for heart-liver and lung-liver transplantation
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Combined thoracic and liver transplant continues to be a viable treatment option for patients with end-stage disease that would likely not survive single transplant alone. Salvage modalities, such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and ex-vivo lung perfusion, may help in extending candidacy for this combined transplant. Outcomes, to date, are similar to results observed for solitary thoracic organ recipients, justifying CHLT and CLLT as a viable option for these patients. Continued identification of outcomes is needed to justify allocation of dual organs to a single recipient.