Strategies for improving the outcomes of small-for-size grafts in adult-to-adult living-donor liver transplantation.

@article{Imura2008StrategiesFI,
  title={Strategies for improving the outcomes of small-for-size grafts in adult-to-adult living-donor liver transplantation.},
  author={Satoru Imura and Mitsuo Shimada and Toru Ikegami and Yuji Morine and Hirofumi Kanemura},
  journal={Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={102-10}
}
Living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has been refined and accepted as a valuable treatment for patients with end-stage liver disease in order to overcome the shortage of organs and mortality on the waiting list. However, graft size problems, especially small-for-size (SFS) grafts, remain the greatest limiting factor for the expansion of LDLT, especially in adult-to-adult transplantation. Various attempts have been made to overcome the problems regarding SFS grafts, such as increasing the… CONTINUE READING
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