Reduced-sized orthotopic liver graft in hepatic transplantation in children

Surgery. 1984 Mar;95(3):367-70.

Abstract

Because of the rarity of child donors, in cases of adult donors room requirement for the liver graft is a major technical obstacle to liver transplantation in children. To overcome this difficulty in a child, the authors performed an orthotopic transplantation with an adult liver that had been reduced to the left lobe. The absence of technically-related complications suggests that this procedure might facilitate the performance of liver transplantation in children.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Body Weight
  • Child
  • Cholangiography
  • Humans
  • Liver Transplantation*
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Postoperative Care
  • Tissue Donors
  • Venae Cavae / diagnostic imaging