Bilateral proficiency over time leads to reduced donor morbidity in living donor hepatectomy

Jan P. Lerut


In this issue of HSN, the very reputed Kaohsiung Liver Transplantation Center in Taiwan led by Prof. Chao- Long Chen reports about its extensive experience in the field of adult living donor liver transplantation (aLDLT). This paper gives a strong and very important message to the liver transplant community: excellent results can only be generated in LDLT when such program is developed carefully giving thereby attention to every possible detail during all steps of the donor and recipient procedures. Such attitude not only improves the quality of the surgical and medical care given to both donor and recipient but also allows, later on, an in-depth analysis of the obtained results...closing thereby the circle necessary to further raise the performance level of the team.

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