Clin Liver Dis 2000 Aug;4(3):553-65
Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation, Dumont-UCLA Transplant Center, Department of Surgery, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Surgical innovations to expand an exceedingly small cadaveric liver pool have paved the way for the more complex procedure of adult-to-adult living donation. Although reduced-size liver transplant (RSLT) has provided children and small adults with much needed small size grafts, discarding a part of the liver can no longer be justified in the current era of severe organ shortage. Split liver transplantation may eliminate the need for RSLT and may replace adult-to-adult pediatric donation except in urgent situations. Read More