What Is Critical for Liver Surgery and Partial Liver Transplantation: Size or Quality?
Major liver resections and partial orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) have become established procedures in liver surgery; for many patients, these techniques offer the only curative option.1 Yet, many patients develop postoperative complications because the remnant livers or grafts are too small or of poor quality to sustain sufficient organ function. This somewhat new and poorly defined phe- nomenon has been ... Read more