Early and late complications in the recipient of an adult living donor liver



Key points

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.