Left lobe living donor liver transplantation in adults.

  title={Left lobe living donor liver transplantation in adults.},
  author={Yuji Soejima and Ken Shirabe and Akinobu Taketomi and Tomoharu Yoshizumi and Hideaki Uchiyama and Toru Ikegami and Mizuki Ninomiya and Noboru Harada and Hideki Ijichi and Yoshihiko Maehara},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  volume={12 7},
Adult left lobe (LL) living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has not generally been recognized as a feasible procedure because of the problem of graft size. The objectives of this study were to assess the feasibility and short- and long-term results of adult LL LDLT in comparison with right lobe (RL) LDLT. Data on 200 consecutive LL LDLTs, including five retransplants, were retrospectively compared with those of 112 RL LDLTs, in terms of survival, complications and donor morbidity. The mean… CONTINUE READING
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