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, 141 (5), 559-564

[Living Donor Liver Transplantation - Past and Present]

[Article in German]
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[Living Donor Liver Transplantation - Past and Present]

[Article in German]
F Rauchfuss et al. Zentralbl Chir.

Abstract

Since the first living donor liver transplantations at the end of the 1980s, this transplantation technique has developed as an established tool within the modern transplantation medicine. Especially in Asia, the majority of liver transplantation is performed through living donation, mainly for religious reasons. Liver grafts for adult recipients are mainly the right liver lobe of the donor, for paediatric recipients mainly the left lateral lobe. In some cases, the living donor liver transplantation is realised from two different donors for one recipient, the so-called "dual graft" transplantation. This article summarises the history of living donor liver transplantation up to the current status of this transplantation procedure worldwide.

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