Living-donor liver transplantation in adults: Tokyo University experience
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The objective of this study was to analyze the experience of a single center with living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for adult patients. Ninety consecutive LDLT procedures were analyzed. Preoperative status, morbidity, hospital stay duration, and postoperative graft function and survival rates were examined. Donors showed only minimal morbidity and were discharged 15 ± 6 days after LDLT. Morbidity in the patients included acute rejection (32%), vascular complications (8%), and biliary complications (20%). The mortality rate was 6% and three additional patients experienced late death. The 2-year cumulative survival rate was 92%. The present results suggest that LDLT can be performed with an acceptable outcome in adult patients.
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