Management of the middle hepatic vein and its tributaries in right lobe living donor liver transplantation.

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BACKGROUND Left liver graft from a small donor will not meet the metabolic demands of a larger adult recipient. To overcome the problem of graft size insufficiency, living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) using the right lobe has become a standard method for adult patients. As the drainage of the median sector (segments V, VIII and IV) is mainly by the… (More)

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