VOLUME 39 | ISSUE 2 | MARCH-APRIL 2019

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The first two cases of living donor liver transplantation using dual grafts in Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Zidan, Mark Sturdevant, Faisal Aba Alkhail, Saleh Alabbad, Markus Ulrich Boehnert, Dieter Broering

From the Department of Liver Transplantation, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

How to cite this article:

Zidan A, Sturdevant M, Alkhail FA, Alabbad S, Boehnert MU, Broering D. The first two cases of living donor liver transplantation using dual grafts in Saudi Arabia. Ann Saudi Med 2019; 39(2): 118-123.

Abstract

 

The concept of dual-graft liver transplantation was introduced to overcome the discrepancy between liver transplantation demand and liver donation. Dual-graft transplantation also mitigates cumulative family risk by decreasing individual donor risk through minimization of the resected liver volume from each donor. Here, we describe the first two cases performed in Saudi Arabia wherein a dual-graft living donor liver transplantation was facilitated by the use of one left lobe graft and one left lateral segment in both cases. These are the first two  cases of dual-graft liver transplantation reported from  Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. 

 

SIMILAR CASES PUBLISHED: Nine on the same subject in other parts of the world (Korea, Japan, Germany, China, and Brazil). 

 

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