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Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts-nontumor

Transplantation

Adult to adult live donor liver transplantation


Reviewers: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 22 May 2012, last major update May 2012
Copyright: (c) 2004-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● 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, donít adversely affect patient or graft survival (Hum Pathol 2001;32:814)

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