ABSTRACT: Split-liver transplantation is a well-known procedure for increasing the donor pool. The procedure is commonly used in 1 adult and 1 child, but is less commonly performed in 2 adults because of technical difficulty and poor outcome in left-lobe recipients. Preservation of caudate lobe function is important in recipients with borderline graft-recipient weight ratio to achieve better results. Herein, we report a case in which caudate lobe outflow was reconstructed in a left lobe with a caudate lobe graft in split-liver transplantation in 2 adults.
Transplantation Proceedings 11/2009; 41(9):3937-40. · 1.00 Impact Factor