Living donor liver transplantation with hyperreduced left lateral segments

Mureo Kasahara, Akinari Fukuda, Satoshi Yokoyama, Shuichi Sato, Hideaki Tanaka, Tatsuo Kuroda, Toshiro Honna

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Abstract

Liver transplantation is now an established technique to treat children with end-stage liver disease. Implantation of left lateral segment grafts (Couidaud's segments II and III) can be a problem in small infants because of a large-for-size graft. Reduced left lateral segmental liver transplantation has been recently introduced for small infants to mitigate the problem of large-for-size graft. Further reduction of the left lateral segment graft increases the possibility of supplying an adequate hyperreduced left lateral segment graft as an alternative surgical technique. We report 3 cases of our experience of transplantation using hyperreduced left lateral segment grafts from living donors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1575-1578
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume43
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hyperreduced left lateral segment
  • Liver transplantation
  • Living donor
  • Monosegment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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