Large-for-size liver transplant: a single-center experience.

  title={Large-for-size liver transplant: a single-center experience.},
  author={Aydincan Akdur and Mahir Kirnap and Figen Ozçay and Atilla Sezgin and Hatice Ebru Ayvazoğlu Soy and Feza Karakayali Yarbug and Sedat Yildirim and G{\~o}khan Moray and Gulnaz Arslan and Mehmet Ali Haberal},
  journal={Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation},
  volume={13 Suppl 1},
OBJECTIVES The ideal ratio between liver transplant graft mass and recipient body weight is unknown, but the graft probably must weigh 0.8% to 2.0% recipient weight. When this ratio > 4%, there may be problems due to large-for-size transplant, especially in recipients < 10 kg. This condition is caused by discrepancy between the small abdominal cavity and large graft and is characterized by decreased blood supply to the liver graft and graft dysfunction. We evaluated our experience with large… CONTINUE READING
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