Session III: Living Donor Transplantation in Adults
Right-lobe living donor liver transplantation
Article first published online: 30 DEC 2003
Copyright © 2000 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Supplement: Advances and Controversies in Liver Transplantation
Volume 6, Issue Supplement 6B, pages s59–s63, November 2000
How to Cite
Marcos, A. (2000), Right-lobe living donor liver transplantation. Liver Transpl, 6: s59–s63. doi: 10.1053/jlts.2000.19011
- Issue published online: 30 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 30 DEC 2003
1. Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is currently performed at about 30 centers in the United States.
2. Careful and critical evaluation of donor and recipient is required for optimal outcome.
3. Right lobe donation is preferred over left lobe donation in adult LDLT.
4. There has been 1 donor death (<0.3%) in the US experiences. Donor biliary complications occur in approximately 4% of the cases.
5. Recipient survival after adult LDLT in the United States is approximately 88%. Hepatic artery thrombosis occurs in 3% and biliary complications in 18%.