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Procurement and Transplantation of Abdominal Organs in Clinical Practice

  • Rafael Díaz-Nieto


  • Provides a concise summary of the full process of organ donation.

  • Summarizes essential knowledge for the European accreditation in multi-organ retrieval.

  • Describes the full process of organ procurement from the initial management of the donor to the final organ preservation.

  • Discusses perioperative management of organ transplantation


Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Rafael Orti-Rodríguez, Rafael Díaz-Nieto
    Pages 1-68
  3. Mohammad Ayaz Hossain, Radhika Chadha, Atul Bagul, Reza Motallebzadeh
    Pages 69-117
  4. Gabriele Spoletini, Steven A. White
    Pages 119-156
  5. Rafael Díaz-Nieto, Krishna Menon
    Pages 157-202

About this book


This practical guide provides a full but concise account of the organ donation and transplantation process, from the management of the donor and organ preservation to perioperative management and surgical techniques.

Readers will learn about various aspects of multi-organ retrieval such as different types of donors and evaluation of organ donors, as well as the retrieval process itself and ethical aspects of transplantation. Written in a consistent format, each of the themed parts examines the different types of solid organ transplantation, namely kindey, pancreas and liver. Each part discusses the indications for transplantation, organ allocation, surgical technique, post-operative management outcomes and professional skills for the surgeon.

This is an essential guide for the transplant surgeon offering a unique summary of the critical issues in abdominal organ transplantation.


abdominal surgery organ retrieval organ preservation organ donor multi-organ transplantation pancreas transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Rafael Díaz-Nieto
    • 1
  1. 1.The Liver UnitAintree University Hospitals, NHS Foundation TrustLiverpoolUK

About the editors

Rafael Diaz-Nieto: Completed his surgical training in Spain in 2010. He achieved the European Board Qualification in HPB Surgery in 2014 and the European Board Qualification in Transplantation Surgery (multi-organ retrieval and liver transplantation) in 2015 by the European Union of Medical Specialists (EUMS). Professionally he has worked as Consultant Surgeon for 3 years at “Hospital Clinico Universitario de Malaga” in Spain and completed a post-CCT fellowship in HPB surgery and liver transplantation surgery at Royal Free Hospital in London, UK and post-CCT fellowship in Transplantation Surgery at Addenbrooke’s Cambridge University Hospital in Cambridge, UK. Currently works as Hepatobiliary Consultant Surgeon at Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Procurement and Transplantation of Abdominal Organs in Clinical Practice
  • Editors Rafael Díaz-Nieto
  • Series Title In Clinical Practice
  • Series Abbreviated Title In Clinical Practice
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-21369-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-21370-1
  • Series ISSN 2199-6652
  • Series E-ISSN 2199-6660
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 202
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Transplant Surgery
    Abdominal Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“Transplant surgical subspecialists are the intended readers. The book is appropriate for this audience, providing a summary of general practice in this specialty. … This is a nice pocket summary/overview of the key issues related to organ management and procurement and liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation.” (Kelly M. Collins, Doody's Book Reviews, November 22, 2019)