[Liver transplantation of living donor adult-to-adult].

Academic Article


  • 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 match the surplus of patients with end-stage liver disease. With the growing discrepancy between donors and recipients, the median waiting time for liver transplantation has increased 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.
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  • Adult, Biopsy, Carcinoma, Hepatocellular, Fatty Liver, Health Services Needs and Demand, Hepatectomy, Hepatitis, Viral, Human, Humans, Liver, Liver Neoplasms, Liver Regeneration, Liver Transplantation, Living Donors, Organ Size, Postoperative Complications, Preoperative Care, Tissue and Organ Harvesting, Tissue and Organ Procurement, Ultrasonography, Interventional, Waiting Lists
  • Author List

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

  • 252
  • End Page

  • 261
  • Volume

  • 57
  • Issue

  • 2