Present Status of Liver Transplantation

  • T. E. Starzl
  • S. Iwatsuki
  • B. W. ShawJr.


The concept of liver replacement was apparently first envisioned by Cannon [1] of Los Angeles, who performed liver replacements in animals without survival. His report was so brief that it did not have a title and did not even stipulate the animals used. The first detailed report of liver transplantation was by C. Stewart Welch [2] of Albany, New York, who transplanted auxiliary organs into the pelvis or right paravertebral gutter of dogs.


Liver Transplantation Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Biliary Atresia Choledochal Cyst Glycogen Storage Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. E. Starzl
  • S. Iwatsuki
  • B. W. ShawJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity Health Center of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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