Georgios Katsanos

Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6, Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France

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Publications (2)10.97 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: In this study, we report the results obtained from 70 living donors in France. Left lateral sectionectomy for pediatric live donor liver transplantation is a well-standardized surgical procedure. Our team introduced the laparoscopic approach to live donation in 2002, and the reproducibility and safety of this method was discussed in 2006. Between March 2001 and October 2012, a total of 70 donors underwent a liver procurement. Sixty-seven donors (95.7%) underwent a left lateral sectionectomy, and 3 underwent a left hepatectomy without middle hepatic vein procurement. All data were prospectively recorded in a database. Of the 70 donors, 66 (94%) liver grafts were procured by laparoscopy, whereas 4 (6%) patients required conversion into an open technique. Seventeen donors experienced complications, leading to an overall complication rate of 24.2%. Eleven donors (16%) had grade 1 complications, according to the Clavien system. Five donors (7.1%) presented grade 2 complications, and 1 donor (1.4%) had a grade 3 complication. No death occurred. Overall, patient and graft survival rates for pediatric recipients were 95% and 92% at 1 year, 95% and 88% at 3 years, and 95% and 84% at 5 years, respectively. The laparoscopic retrieval of the left lateral section for live donor liver transplantation is safe and reproducible and has transitioned from an innovative surgery to a development phase in France.
    Annals of surgery 03/2014; 244(5). DOI:10.1097/SLA.0000000000000642 · 8.33 Impact Factor
  • Olivier Scatton · Georgios Katsanos · Olivier Soubrane ·
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    ABSTRACT: Two stage hepatectomy is currently a method of choice for the treatment of multifocal bilobar hepatic lesions, especially in the setting of hepatic metastases of colorectal malignancies. We describe a technique that facilitates second-stage hepatectomy by taping the major vascular structures of the right liver and performing a hanging maneuver during the first stage. At the first-stage hepatectomy, the right hepatic artery and the right portal branch are dissected free and taped with color-coded silicone tapes. A classic hanging maneuver is performed using a silicone loop. These three loops are left in situ until the second-stage hepatectomy. During the second-stage hepatectomy, the presence of the vascular tapes appears a major aid in the subsequent dissection and control of the major vascular structures, and the hanging loop helps parenchymal section and surgeon orientation, without liver mobilization. Six patients underwent this procedure. In one patient a biliary leak developed after the first-stage procedure, and this required reoperation for drainage. Although there is a risk of thrombosis in this setting, there were no vascular complications related to the tape positioning, nor was there any incidence of infection related to the use of the silicone tape. The technique described here has been in regular use in our department since 2009, and in our experience, it may facilitate second-stage hepatectomy.
    World Journal of Surgery 03/2012; 36(7):1647-50. DOI:10.1007/s00268-012-1525-0 · 2.64 Impact Factor