The causes, risk factors, and outcomes of early relaparotomy after living-donor liver transplantation.

@article{Yoshiya2012TheCR,
  title={The causes, risk factors, and outcomes of early relaparotomy after living-donor liver transplantation.},
  author={Shohei Yoshiya and Ken Shirabe and Koichi Kimura and Tomoharu Yoshizumi and Toru Ikegami and Hiroto Kayashima and Takeo Toshima and Hideaki Uchiyama and Yuji Soejima and Yoshihiko Maehara},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 9},
  pages={947-52}
}
BACKGROUND Although early relaparotomy of the recipient after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is a significant event, its causes, risk factors, and outcomes are still unclear. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 284 cases of adult-to-adult LDLT was performed. RESULTS The incidence of early relaparotomy of the recipient was 9.2% (n=26). The reasons for relaparotomy were divided into three groups: postoperative bleeding (n=11, 42.3%), insufficient portal venous flow (n=5, 19.2… CONTINUE READING