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Perioperative management in live liver donor transplantation 

Perioperative management in live liver donor transplantation
Perioperative management in live liver donor transplantation

Anand Sharma

, Gyu-Sam Hwang

, and Stuart Andrew McCluskey

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date: 22 October 2019

Live liver donor programmes have been or are being established in centres across the world. The perioperative management of these patients presents a very different set of considerations. High-risk surgery in an otherwise healthy patient population requires anaesthesiologists to re-evaluate the risk:benefit ratio for many of the things we do in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative period. Anaesthetic management must take into consideration the input from many different services, while being careful to maintain patients’ independence, motivation for donation, and postoperative expectations. This chapter reviews the perioperative care of this important surgical population, the most common complications, and areas for clinical research.

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