Living donor liver transplantation

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Bozkurt B., DAYANGAÇ M., Tokat Y.

Chirurgia (Romania), vol.112, no.3, pp.217-228, 2017 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.21614/chirurgia.112.3.217
  • Journal Name: Chirurgia (Romania)
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-228
  • Keywords: liver transplantation, living donors, living transplantation
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


In 50 years after the first liver transplantation, the medical world has witnessed the liver transplantation to become one of the widely recognized and leading branches of surgery. In this period, liver transplantation combined with surgical technique, patient selection, advancements in anesthesia and postoperative care and increased experience has become the most effective treatment option in treatment of several acute and chronic liver diseases. Yet, the worldwide organ restriction and associated high mortality rates in organ transplantation waiting list has compelled referring to living donors in order to expand the donor pool. This paper explains liver transplantation indications from living donors, the surgical technique involved, the complications of the procedure and the medical treatments used.