The Donor Liver Evaluation: The Surgeon’s and Pathologist’s Perspectives

Expires November 26, 2020

Presentation

Video length: 54 minutes

 

Overview

This presentation will discuss the complex factors that determine liver-graft eligibility from both a surgeon’s and pathologist’s perspectives. The microscopic examination of the donor liver biopsy will be reviewed with a focus on improving concordance for estimating steatosis in the donor biopsy.

 

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the transplant surgeon’s perspective in determining appropriate graft procurement.
  • Examine the role the pathologist plays in determining procurement of livers adequate for transplantation.
  • Identify common definitions for reporting steatosis in the donor liver biopsy evaluation.
  • Describe how guideline images can improve concordance between pathologists for estimating steatosis in the donor liver biopsy.

 

Intended Audience

This program is appropriate for clinicians, pathologists, and midlevel providers involved in liver transplant.

 

Faculty

Photo of Winston Hewitt, Jr., M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery, Transplant Center, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, ArizonaWinston Hewitt, Jr., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Transplant Center
Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona
 

 

 

 

Photo of Maggie S. Ryan, M.D. Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, ArizonaMaggie S. Ryan, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Division of Anatomic Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona
 

 

 

 

Level of instruction

Intermediate

 

Credit

The following types of credit are offered for our Virtual Lecture programs:

ASCLS P.A.C.E.®
State of California
State of Florida

To obtain credit:

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the posttest and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.
  3. Generate and print your certificate.

 

ASCLS P.A.C.E.®

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1 P.A.C.E® contact hour.

State of California

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for State of California. This program has been approved for 1 contact hour.

State of Florida

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for the clinical laboratory sciences for the State of Florida. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for General (Histology) credit. This program has been approved for 1 contact hour.

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