Topics Discussed: gastroenterology and hepatology; liver transplantation; meld score; peld score; transplantation.
Sections: Clinical Presentation and Reasons for Referral, Treatment, Outcomes, References.
Excerpt:"Liver transplantation refers to
the surgical replacement of a diseased liver with a donor-grafted
organ. This is most commonly orthotopic (complete
removal and replacement), but occasionally heterotopic,
where the native organ is left in situ. The transplant may be whole
liver, a reduced-size liver, or a liver segment, the latter as means
of overcoming donor organ scarcity, particularly for pediatric recipients
(Figure 291). Reduced-size liver
grafts, such as a left-lateral segment or hemireduction graft,
can be derived from either cadaver or living donors, or from split-liver transplantation, where
two grafts are created from a single donor organ for two recipients,
usually an adult and an infant.1..."
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