Hepatic transplantation, 1975

C. W. Putnam, R. W. Beart, R. H. Bell, T. E. Starzl

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This report reviews experience with 97 patients given liver transplants. Although survival statistics are unsatisfactory, they should encourage further work since 22 patients have survived at least one year with a maximum survival of 5 2/3 years. The Achilles' heel of liver transplantation is bile duct reconstruction. We presently rely upon Roux en Y reconstruction, or alternatively, duct to duct anastomosis with a T tube stent. The prime indication for liver replacement is non neoplastic liver disease, but a favourable malignancy for treatment may prove to be small intrahepatic duct cell carcinomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-108
Number of pages5
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Issue numberSup.5
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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