Transplantation of the Liver

2nd Edition

Authors: Ronald Busuttil Goran Klintmalm
Hardcover ISBN: 9780721601182
eBook ISBN: 9781437712964
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 15th July 2005
Page Count: 1520


Spearheaded by two of the world's preeminent experts in liver surgery, the new edition of this landmark masterwork encompasses all of today's best knowledge in the field. It provides detailed discussions of everything from pathophysiology and patient and donor selection...through transplantation anesthesia and full range of operative immunosuppression, postoperative care, and ethical issues. The result is an ideal single source for authoritative, up-to-the-minute guidance on every imaginable aspect of liver transplantation.

Key Features

  • Discusses the background and available management options for each hepatic disease entity.
  • Addresses anesthesia for liver transplantation„oa crucial aspect of successful surgery that is often neglected in other sources.
  • Provides step-by-step descriptions of today's full range of transplantation techniques.
  • Details postoperative care, including intensive
  • Considers the ethical issues involved in using living donors.
  • Delivers pearls and pitfalls that provide important advice from world-renowned experts.

Table of Contents

I. General Considerations

1. History of Liver and Other Splanchnic Organ Transplantation
2. Liver Organ Allocation: The U.S. Model
3. Liver Organ Allocation: The Great Britain and European Models
4. Hepatic Anatomy
5. Hepatic Physiology and Assessment of Hepatic Function
6. Molecular Biology of the Liver
7. Influence of Liver Transplantation on Liver Surgery

II. Patient Evaluation: Adult

8. Current Indications, Contraindications and Timing for Liver Transplantation
9. Transplantation for Viral Hepatitis A & B
10. Transplantation for Hepatitis C
11. Transplantation for Fulminant Hepatic Failure
12. Transplantation for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
13. Transplantation for Sclerosing Cholangitis
14. Liver Transplantation for Autoimmune Chronic Active Hepatitis
15. Transplantation for Primary Hepatic Malignancy
16. Liver Transplantation for Metastatic Hepatic Malignancy
17. Liver Transplantation for Hematological Disorders: Hereditary Hemochromatosis, Protophyria, and Coagulation Defects
18. Transplantation for Budd-Chiari Syndrome
19. Liver Transplantation for Alcoholic Cirrhosis
20. Unusual Indications for Liver Transplantation

III. Patient Evaluation: Pediatric

21. General Criteria for Pediatric Transplantation
22. Transplantation for Cholestatic Liver Disease
23. Transplantation for Biliary Atresia
24. Liver Transplantation for Metabolic Disease
25. Transplantation for Hepatic Malignancy in Children
26. Nutritional Aspects of Pediatric Liver Transplantation

IV. Special Considerations in Patient Evaluation

27. Ethical Decisions in Liver Transplantation
28. Psychosocial Assessment of Adult Liver Transplant Recipients
29. Pretransplantation Evaluation: Pulmonary, Cardiac, and Renal
30. Pretransplantation Infectious Disease Screening for Transplantation Candidates
31. Role of the


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About the Author

Ronald Busuttil

Affiliations and Expertise

William P. Longmire, Jr. Chair in Surgery, Distinguished Professor and Executive Chairman, UCLA Department of Surgery , Chief, Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California

Goran Klintmalm

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief and Chairman, Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, W.W. Caruth Chair in Organ Transplant Immunology, Professor of Surgery, Texas A&M College of Medicine, Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, Division Chief, Transplant Surgery, Dallas, Texas