Liver donation: Surgical techniques

Andrew M. Cameron, Hasan Yersiz, Ronald W. Busuttil

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Abstract

Efficient and technically sound graft procurement is an integral component of a liver transplant recipient's immediate and eventual outcome. Furthermore, the current era of organ scarcity increases the demand on the donor surgeon to extract the maximum potential from the existing pool, including the assessment and use of expanded criteria donors, nonheart beating donors, and the splitting of deceased donors to supply 2 recipients. The techniques described here represent the authors' combined experience with over 20 years and 3000 procurements. They are widely applicable to a broad patient population and can be routinely performed at donor hospitals without specialized equipment or staff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-114
Number of pages7
JournalTransplantation Reviews
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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