Early Graft Dysfunction in Living Donor Liver Transplantation and the Small-for-size Syndrome

Jay A. Graham, Benjamin Samstein, Jean C. Emond

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Abstract

Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has arisen as a viable means to reduce waitlist mortality. However, its widespread embrace by the liver transplant community has been met with frustration, centered on donor morbidity and small-for-size syndrome. Focusing on the latter entity, we describe the initial recognition of this early graft dysfunction, the theorized pathophysiology and solutions to remedy its emergence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-52
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Transplantation Reports
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014

Keywords

  • Early graft dysfunction
  • Liver
  • Living donor
  • Portal hypertension
  • Small-for-size syndrome
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Surgery
  • Hepatology
  • Nephrology
  • Immunology

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