Liver transplantation of living donor adult-to-adult

Academic Article

Abstract

  • End-stage liver disease is being treated by liver transplantation since more than 20 years. Despite social and legislative efforts, the number of cadaveric organs suitable for liver transplantation has not grown to mach the surplus of patients with end-stage liver disease. Whit the growing discrepancy between donors and recipients, the median waiting time for liver transplantation has increases dramatically. As a result, the number of patients who die while waiting is increasing. To attempt to meet the growing needs of recipients, surgeons are developing innovative techniques to increase the number of donated livers. These include: split liver transplantation and transplantation of a part of the liver from living donors. This review will focus on adult-to-adult transplantation of the right lobe from a living donor.
  • Author List

  • Vilatob√° M; Eckhoff DE; Contreras JL
  • Start Page

  • 252
  • End Page

  • 261
  • Volume

  • 57
  • Issue

  • 2