Key Features

  • Access valuable pearls, pitfalls, and insights from Dr. Ronald Busuttil and Dr. Goran Klintmalm, two of the world's preeminent experts in liver surgery.
  • Understand today's full range of transplantation techniques with complete step-by-step descriptions of each, and access the background information and management options for each hepatic disease entity.
  • Take advantage of detailed discussions of everything from pathophysiology and patient and donor selection, to transplantation anesthesia and operative procedures; immunosuppression; postoperative care; and ethical issues.

Table of Contents

I: General Considerations

1. History of Liver Transplantation

2. Surgical Anatomy of the Liver

3. Molecular and Cellular Basics of Liver Failure

4. Influence of Transplantation on Liver Surgery

5. Organ Allocation: The US Model

6. Organ Allocation: The European Models

7. Donation After Cardiac or Brain Death: Regulatory and Ethical Principles

II: Patient Evaluation: Adult

8. Current Indications, Contraindications, Delisting Criteria, and Timing for Transplantation

9. Transplantation for Hepatitis A and B

10. Natural History of Hepatitis C

11. Transplantation for Hepatitis C

12. Transplantation for Fulminant Hepatic Failure

13. Transplantation for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

14. Transplantation for Sclerosing Cholangitis

15. Transplantation for Autoimmune Hepatitis

16. Transplantation for Primary Hepatic Malignancy

17. Transplantation for Cholangiocarcinoma

18. Transplantation for Metastases

19. Transplantation for Hematological Disorders

20. Transplantation for Budd-Chiari Syndrome

21. Transplantation for Alcoholic Liver Disease

22. Transplantation for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

23. Unusual Indications for Transplantation

III: Patient Evaluation: Pediatric

24. General Criteria for Transplantation in Children

25. Transplantation for Cholestatic Liver Disease in Children

26. Transplantation for Biliary Atresia in Children

27. Transplantation for Metabolic Disease in Children

28. Transplantation for Hepatic Malignancy in Children

IV: Special Considerations in Patient Evaluation


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