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Table 3 Advantages and disadvantages of machine perfusion (MP) preservation

From: Challenges in machine perfusion preservation for liver grafts from donation after circulatory death

Advantages Disadvantages
Lower incidence of delayed graft function Higher cost in the short-term
Continuous monitoring of parameters Endothelial injury is possible
Decrease vasospasm Logistically more complex
Ability to provide metabolic support Possible equipment failure
Potential for pharmacologic manipulation  
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