• William P. LongmireJr.
  • Ronald K. Tompkins
Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)


The pioneering experimental investigations that laid the groundwork for clinical transplantation of the liver were conducted by Moore and his group [10] in Boston, and by Starzl and associates [16] in Denver in the late 1950s (Fig. 12.1). Early clinical trials were hampered by difficulties of procurement and preservation of donor organs, and it seems that until methods of hypothermic preservation of donor livers were perfected nonviable donor organs were sometimes used for grafting. Current techniques have made it possible to preserve donor livers as long as 10 h and to transport them from distant sites [18].


Liver Transplantation Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Donor Liver Biliary Atresia Superior Mesenteric Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William P. LongmireJr.
    • 1
  • Ronald K. Tompkins
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.UCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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