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BACKGROUND The right lobe of the liver is generally preferred for living donor liver transplantation in adult patients with end-stage liver disease. It is important to know the preoperative factors relating to the major postoperative complications. We therefore evaluated the possible risk factors for predicting postoperative complications in right lobe(More)
BACKGROUND Right lobe donations are known to expose the donors to more surgical risks than left lobe donations. In the present study, the effects of remnant volume on donor outcomes after right lobe living donor hepatectomies were investigated. METHODS The data on 262 consecutive living liver donors who had undergone a right hepatectomy from January 2004(More)
Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is an accepted option for end-stage liver disease, particularly in countries in which there are organ shortages. However, little is known about LDLT for obese patients. We sought to determine the effects of obesity on pretransplant living donor selection for obese recipients and their outcomes. On the basis of body(More)
The harvesting of the middle hepatic vein (MHV) with the right lobe graft for living-donor liver transplantation allows an optimal venous drainage for the recipient; however, it is an extensive operation for the donor. This is a prospective, nonrandomized study evaluating liver functions and early clinical outcome in donors undergoing right hepatectomy with(More)
Although recent developments in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) yield promising results, a size mismatch between the weights of the graft and the recipient remains a significant problem. Recipients of LDLT may have hyperdynamic splanchnic circulations resulting in graft hyperperfusion and increased portal vein flow leading to small-for-size(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the spectrum of liver transplantation-related vascular complications that occurred in a single center over the past 14 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS Vascular complications and their clinical outcomes were reviewed among 744 liver transplant recipients. All patients underwent Doppler ultrasound with findings correlated with conventional(More)
BACKGROUND In liver transplantation or resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), patient selection depends on morphological features. In patients with HCC, we performed a clinicopathological analysis of risk factors that affected survival after liver transplantation. METHODS In 389 liver transplantations performed from 2004 to 2010, 102 were for HCC(More)
OBJECTIVES Scientific publications are valuable markers of scientific activity for countries. We performed a bibliometric study to evaluate the number of publications written by Turkish authors. The aim of this study is to evaluate Turkey's contribution in terms of number of publications included in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E) in the scientific(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common fatal cancer and an important healthcare problem worldwide. There are many studies describing the prognostic and predictive effects of epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (c-erb-B2) and epidermal growth factor receptor 1 (EGFR), transmembrane tyrosine kinases that influence cell growth and(More)
BACKGROUND Varied vascular and biliary anatomies are common in the liver. Living donor hepatectomy requires precise recognition of the hilar anatomy. This study was undertaken to study donor vascular and biliary tract variations, surgical approaches and implications in living liver transplant patients. METHODS Two hundred living donor liver(More)