Early and late complications in the recipient of an adult living donor liver
Article first published online: 30 DEC 2003
Copyright © 2003 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Supplement: Advances in Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation From the October 24, 2003 AASLD/ILTS Transplant Course
Volume 9, Issue Supplement 10C, pages S50–S53, October 2003
How to Cite
Broelsch, C. E., Frilling, A., Testa, G., Cicinnati, V., Nadalin, S., Paul, A. and Malago, M. (2003), Early and late complications in the recipient of an adult living donor liver. Liver Transpl, 9: S50–S53. doi: 10.1053/jlts.2003.50218
- Issue published online: 30 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 30 DEC 2003
1. Adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation has been established as a means of overcoming the cadaveric organ shortage.
2. The anatomic situation of right-liver grafts and additional factors, i.e., underlying liver disease of the recipient, are responsible for different results in pediatric and adult recipients.
3. In transplant recipients, small-for-size grafts, vascular problems, and biliary tract complications contribute to surgical morbidity.
4. Management of biliary leakages needs additional attention to achieve better overall survival rates.