Postoperative liver dysfunction in living donors after left-sided graft hepatectomy: Portal venous occlusion of the medial segment after lateral segmentectomy and hepatic venous congestion after left lobe hepatectomy

K. Kumamoto, S. Mizuno, N. Kuriyama, I. Ohsawa, M. Kishiwada, T. Hamada, M. Usui, H. Sakurai, M. Tabata, S. Isaji

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Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate how sacrifice of the portal vein and/or hepatic vein affects remnant liver dysfunction after lateral segmentectomy or left lobe hepatectomy. Materials and methods: Among 130 patients who underwent donor hepatectomy between March 2002 and July 2011, we enrolled lateral segment (n = 15) and left lobe donors (n = 40). We evaluated the postoperative courses and the territory of venous obstruction or congestion based on the sacrificed portal vein or hepatic vein after the donor operation: lateral segment grafts (P4a, P4b, LV4) and left lobe grafts (MV5, MV8) according to the results analyzed by MeVis Distant Service. Results: Among lateral segment donors, the predicted sacrificed territory of portal vein and hepatic vein was 14.3% (7.3%19.4%) in P4a + 4b: (P4a: 8.6%, P4b: 5.8%) and 2.9% (0%8.4%) in LV4, respectively. On the other hand, in left lobe donors, the predicted congestive territory of the hepatic vein was 17.6% (2.8%33.0%) in MV5 + 8 (7.8% in MV5 and 9.8% in MV8, respectively). The incidence of patients whose postoperative peak aspartate aminotransferase (AST) or alanine aminotransferase levels were higher than 500 IU/L was 20% in the lateral segment donors and 5% in the left lobe donors. The peak postoperative AST levels and territory of MV5 + 8 showed a significant positive correlation (R = 0.569, P <.05) among left lobe donors. Conclusion: Territories of P4 in lateral segment donors and MV5 + 8 in left lobe donors impacted postoperative liver dysfunction. It is important to recognize the precise territory of the portal vein and the hepatic vein before the donor operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-337
Number of pages6
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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