Living donor liver transplantation in adults: outcome in Japan

Liver Transpl. 2000 Nov;6(6 Suppl 2):S66-72. doi: 10.1053/jlts.2000.19009.


1. Twenty centers in Japan performed 308 living donor liver transplants (LDLT) in adults. 2. Right lobe grafts were used in the minority of cases (27.1%); most had left lobe grafts (72.9%). Survival was not influenced by the type of graft. 3. There were no donor deaths (0%); 9.3% of donors experienced mild to moderate complications. Biliary complications were the most frequent. 4. Overall recipient survival was 72.4%.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Japan
  • Liver Transplantation* / statistics & numerical data
  • Living Donors* / statistics & numerical data
  • Morbidity
  • Survival Rate
  • Treatment Outcome