Current Issues in Liver and Small Bowel Transplantation

  • Masaki Kitajima
  • Motohide Shimazu
  • Go Wakabayashi
  • Ken Hoshino
  • Minoru Tanabe
  • Shigeyuki Kawachi
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Technical Aspects and Physiological Problems in Split/Living Donor Liver Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. Adam, D. Azoulay, D. Castaing, Y. M. Bao, E. Savier, D. Samuel et al.
      Pages 11-12
    3. Yaw-Sen Chen, Chao-Long Chen, Vanessa H. de Villa, Chih-Chi Wang, Shih-Ho Wang, Po-Ping Liu et al.
      Pages 13-21
    4. Sheung-Tat Fan, Chung-Mau Lo, Chi-Leung Liu, William Ignace Wei
      Pages 28-42
  3. Viral Hepatitis and Liver Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Ulf P. Neumann, Daniel Seehofer, Jan M. Langrehr, Peter Neuhaus
      Pages 48-61
  4. Current Status and Future Prospects in Small Bowel Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Alan N. Langnas
      Pages 75-86
    3. Seigo Nishida, Tomoaki Kato, David Levi, Jose R. Nery, Naveen Mittal, Juan Madariaga et al.
      Pages 87-98
    4. J. J. Fung, J. Reyes, N. Murase, G. Bond, K. Abu-Elmagd
      Pages 99-104
    5. Olivier Goulet, Dominique Jan, Florence Lacaille, Danièle Canioni, Jean-Pierre Cézard, Claude Ricour et al.
      Pages 105-111
    6. S. Uemoto, S. Kaihara, A. Yokoi, H. Oike, M. Kasahara, K. Tanaka
      Pages 112-114
    7. Akira Okada, Toshimichi Hasegawa, Masafumi Wasa, Tatsuo Azuma
      Pages 115-121

About these proceedings

Introduction

In Japan, cadaveric donor liver transplantation is not common even though cadaveric organ transplantation was legally established in 1998. In contrast, the number of living donor liver transplantations is increasing, with more than 1700 cases at 43 Japanese institutes by November 2001. Indications for and have become living donor liver transplantation are widening in Japan similar to those for cadaveric donor liver transplantation in the United States and Europe. At the same time, split liver transplantation from cadaveric donors shares some technical aspects with living donor liver transplantation. Remarkable progress has been reported recently, and thus it was an auspicious time to hold a symposium on "Current issues in liver/small bowel transplantation" in Japan. We were honored to hold a very fruitful symposium sponsored by the Keio University Medical Science Fund and to bring together top-rank transplant surgeons from Japan and other countries. It was a productive and rewarding time for all participants. We were able to share our experience through excellent presentations followed by active discussions and insightful com­ ments. At the symposium, we focused on current issues in liver transplanta­ tion such as widening indications for viral hepatitis and malignant tumors. We also discussed technical aspects and physiological problems in split/iiving donor liver transplant, novel strategies in immunosuppression, and the current status and future prospects in small bowel transplantation. This book contains the papers from all the distinguished guest speakers, focusing on the topics discussed at the symposium.

Keywords

Hepatic Malignancies Small Bowel Transplantation hepatitis immunosuppression liver liver transplantation transplantation viral hepatitis

Editors and affiliations

  • Masaki Kitajima
    • 1
  • Motohide Shimazu
    • 1
  • Go Wakabayashi
    • 1
  • Ken Hoshino
    • 1
  • Minoru Tanabe
    • 1
  • Shigeyuki Kawachi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, School of MedicineKeio UniversityShinjuku-ku, TokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-67889-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-68005-5
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-67889-2
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