Longterm outcomes for whole and segmental liver grafts in adult and pediatric liver transplant recipients: a 10-year comparative analysis of 2,988 cases.

@article{Hong2009LongtermOF,
  title={Longterm outcomes for whole and segmental liver grafts in adult and pediatric liver transplant recipients: a 10-year comparative analysis of 2,988 cases.},
  author={Johnny Hong and Hasan Yersiz and Douglas G. Farmer and John Peter Duffy and Rafik Mark Ghobrial and Bunthoon Nonthasoot and Thomas E. Collins and Jonathan R. Hiatt and Ronald W Busuttil},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2009},
  volume={208 5},
  pages={682-9; discusion 689-91}
}
BACKGROUND Data on longterm outcomes after liver transplantation with partial grafts are limited. We compared 10-year outcomes for liver transplant patients who received whole grafts (WLT), split grafts from deceased donors (SLT), and partial grafts from living donors (LDLT). STUDY DESIGN We conducted a single-center analysis of 2,988 liver transplantations performed between August 1993 and May 2006 with median followup of 5 years. Graft types included 2,717 whole-liver, 181 split-liver, and… CONTINUE READING

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