Lessons learned from 1,000 living donor liver transplantations in a single center: how to make living donations safe.

@article{Hwang2006LessonsLF,
  title={Lessons learned from 1,000 living donor liver transplantations in a single center: how to make living donations safe.},
  author={Shin Won Hwang and Sung-Gyu Lee and Young-Joo ng Lee and K F Sung and K C Park and Ki-Hun Kim and C S Ahn and D Moon and Gyu-Sam Hwang and Kyung-Mo Kim and T Y Ha and Dong-Sik Kim and Jae-Pil Jung and Gi-Won Song},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={920-7}
}
Serious complications have occurred in a considerable proportion of living donors of liver transplants, but data from a single high-volume center has rarely been available. We analyzed the medical records of donors and recipients of the first 1,000 living donor liver transplants, performed at Asan Medical Center from December 1994 to June 2005, with a focus on donor safety. There were 107 pediatric and 893 adult transplants. The most common diagnoses were biliary atresia in pediatric recipients… CONTINUE READING
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