Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - nontumor
Adult to adult live donor liver transplantation

Author: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 13 November 2017, last major update May 2012

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Arora, K. Adult to adult live donor liver transplantation. website. Accessed March 22nd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Elective voluntary directed liver donation to a patient by a relative or friend to overcome shortage of cadaveric organs
  • Usually right lobe transplants since left lobe grafts have inadequate volume
  • Preliminary report suggests that biliary tract complications are common, are amenable to surgical intervention, don't adversely affect patient or graft survival (Hum Pathol 2001;32:814)