Laparoscopic liver surgery has rapidly gained attention worldwide. Since 2008, we have used laparoscopic technique for the donor right hepatectomy in living-donor liver transplantation and its technique evolved to single-port laparoscopy.
We retrospectively reviewed the data of 235 patients who underwent donor right hepatectomy from Oct 2008 to Oct 2012. We divided them into 3 groups depending on the type of surgical procedure.
Among 235 patients, 20 underwent laparoscopy-assisted donor right hepatectomy; 83 underwent single-port laparoscopy-assisted donor right hepatectomy; and 132 underwent open donor right hepatectomy. The donor demographics were comparable among the 3 groups. Postoperative complication rates revealed no significant differences.
Single-port laparoscopy-assisted donor right hepatectomy seems to be a simple, feasible approach with the best cosmetic result.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:You Y, Choi H, Na G, Han J, Kim E, Lee S, Hong T, Yoon Y, Kim S, Kim D. Role of Single-Port Laparoscopy in Donor Right Hepatectomy for Living Donor Liver Transplantation [abstract]. Am J Transplant. 2013; 13 (suppl 5). https://atcmeetingabstracts.com/abstract/role-of-single-port-laparoscopy-in-donor-right-hepatectomy-for-living-donor-liver-transplantation/. Accessed April 18, 2021.
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