Living donor liver transplant for fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma using a deceased donor graft to reconstruct inferior vena cava

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Liver transplantation is now an acceptable treatment for small hepatocellular carcinomas in the setting of cirrhosis. Larger tumors in cirrhotic livers and unresectable tumors in noncirrhotic livers (including fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinomas) may also be indications for transplantation. With the limited number of cadaver grafts available, living donor liver transplant is becoming an option for some of these patients. We describe a method of reconstruction of the recipient inferior vena cava with deceased donor graft in right lobe living donation for fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. (Liver Transpl 2004;10:555–556.)

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