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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)
Living donor liver transplantation is now a common practice in countries in which the availability of cadaveric organs is limited. The preoperative preparation, intraoperative surgical technique, and postoperative care of donors and recipients have evolved in recent years. We retrospectively compared 67 donors with a remnant liver volume equal to or more(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)
PURPOSE Our aims were to present the hepatic arterial variations that were detected with computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and confirmed by operation in living liver donors and to emphasize the usefulness of CTA in the assessment of hepatic arterial anatomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS The donors of 100 patients (46 women and 54 men) who had undergone a(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)
Biliary complications appear to be the leading cause of postoperative complications after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). The aim of this study is to analyze the complications, treatment modalities, and outcomes of biliary anastomoses in a series of 50 consecutive right-lobe LDLTs. Median patient age was 45 years, and median right-lobe graft(More)