How much liver does the patient need?

  • T. Kiuchi
  • K. Tanaka

Abstract

Considering the rapid progress in hepatology and liver surgery, it seems to be rather strange that we do not have a conclusive answer to the basic question ‘How much liver does a patient need?’. Indeed recent developments in split liver and especially living-donor liver transplantation have made significant contributions to the accumulation of knowledge for this question. It is, however, becoming clear that we have not yet obtained a final answer individualized for each patient and graft. This section tries to summarize the present information to this question, which is subject to further improvement in the near future.

Keywords

Hepatitis Ischemia Oncol Ketone Norepinephrine 

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  • K. Tanaka

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