Left lobe adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation: Should portal inflow modulation be added?

@article{Ishizaki2012LeftLA,
  title={Left lobe adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation: Should portal inflow modulation be added?},
  author={Yoichi Ishizaki and Seiji Kawasaki and Hiroyuki Sugo and Jiro Yoshimoto and Noriko Fujiwara and Hiroshi Imamura},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={305-14}
}
Recently, the successful application of portal inflow modulation has led to renewed interest in the use of left lobe grafts in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). However, data on the hepatic hemodynamics supporting portal inflow modulation are limited, and the optimal portal circulation for a liver graft is still unclear. We analyzed 42 consecutive adult-to-adult left lobe LDLT cases without splenectomy or a portocaval shunt. The mean actual graft volume (GV)/recipient… CONTINUE READING