Successful Liver Transplantation From a Living Donor to Her Son
Strong, Russell W.
Lynch, Stephen V.
Ong, Tat Hin
Balderson, Glenda A.
New England Journal of Medicine. 1990 May 24; 322(21): 1505-1507.
In July 1989, an Australian surgical team successfully performed an orthotopic reduced-size liver transplantation in a 17-month-old infant, using a portion of his mother's liver. The authors describe, with illustrations, the operative procedure in the donor, the preparation of the graft, and the operative procedure in the recipient. They discuss the implications of this case and others for liver transplantation in children, for whom treatment of end-stage liver disease is hampered by a shortage of cadaveric organs, and address the ethical issues involved in living related donor transplantation. (KIE abstract)
Cadavers; Children; Directed Donation; Disease; Donors; Family Members; Livers; Liver Transplantation; Methods; Organ Donation; Organ Donors; Organ Transplantation; Parents; Prognosis; Public Policy; Risks and Benefits; Scarcity; Tissue Donation; Tissue Transplantation; Transplant Recipients; Transplantation;
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