[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Liver transplantation is now an established technique to treat children with end-stage liver disease. Implantation of left lateral segment grafts (Couidaud's segments II and III) can be a problem in small infants because of a large-for-size graft. Reduced left lateral segmental liver transplantation has been recently introduced for small infants to mitigate the problem of large-for-size graft. Further reduction of the left lateral segment graft increases the possibility of supplying an adequate hyperreduced left lateral segment graft as an alternative surgical technique. We report 3 cases of our experience of transplantation using hyperreduced left lateral segment grafts from living donors.
No preview · Article · Sep 2008 · Journal of Pediatric Surgery
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: To evaluate the current role of liver transplantation (LT) for methylmalonic acidemia (MMA), we reviewed the literature on outcomes of this treatment, and describe three of our own cases of living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT). The total number of LT cases identified was 18. Transplantation mode was deceased donor LT in 12, including five combined liver-kidney transplantations (CLKT) from deceased donors, and LDLT in six. Three hospital mortalities were noted, because of metabolic decompensation, sepsis and aspergillosis. Although mean postoperative serum MMA level decreased to 13.8% +/- 9.2% (range 1.25-26.1%) of preoperative levels, four patients (22.2%) had renal insufficiency after isolated LT and three (16.7%) had postoperative neurological disability. Continuing metabolic damage to the kidney and brain may occur even after successful LT. Further evaluation is required to determine the long-term suitability of this treatment modality.
No preview · Article · Jan 2007 · Pediatric Transplantation