Split Liver Transplantation

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The division of a donor liver into parts in order to transplant the tissue into a child or small recipient
Pros Increases the number of potential recipients
Cons Increased billiary complications—27% vs. 4% non-split
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A full-size liver was implanted in 113 patients (89%) and only 10 patients received a split liver graft. The technique for LT was equal in both groups (Table 4).
There have been major advances over the last few decades, with the introduction of split liver grafts and living related donor transplants dramatically increasing the pool of potential donors.
Also, because split liver grafts are more susceptible to poor perfusion and the resultant increased complement activation, it is suggested by some units that whole liver grafts be used.