Living donor liver transplantation in adults: Outcome in Japan



Key Points

1. Twenty centers in Japan performed 308 living donor liver transplants (LDLT) in adults.

2. Right lobe grafts were used in the minority of cases (27.1%); most had left lobe grafts (72.9%). Survival was not influenced by the type of graft.

3. There were no donor deaths (0%); 9.3% of donors experienced mild to moderate complications. Biliary complications were the most frequent.

4. Overall recipient survival was 72.4%.