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https://www.amjtransplant.org/article/S1600-6135(23)00531-2/fulltext

Pure laparoscopic donor hepatectomy: Experience of 556 cases at Seoul National University Hospital

      Suk Kyun Hong

Jae-Yoon Kim
Jaewon Lee


      Nam-Joon Yi
Kwang-Woong Lee
Kyung-Suk Suh

et al.

American Journal of Transplantation
Published:June 13, 2023

DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajt.2023.06.007

Abstract
Pure laparoscopic donor hepatectomy (PLDH) has become a routine procedure at Seoul National University Hospital, and the pure laparoscopic method is now being applied to liver recipients as well. This study aimed to review the procedure and outcomes of PLDH to identify any areas that required improvement. Data from 556 donors who underwent PLDH between November 2015 and December 2021 and their recipients were retrospectively reviewed. Among these, 541 patients underwent pure laparoscopic donor right hepatectomy (PLDRH). The mean hospital stay of the donor was 7.2 days, and the rate of grade I, II, IIIa, and IIIb complications was 2.2%, 2.7%, 1.3%, and 0.9%, respectively, without any irreversible disabilities or mortalities. The most common early and late major complications in the recipient were intraabdominal bleeding (n = 47, 8.5%) and biliary problems (n = 198, 35.6%), respectively. Analysis of the PLDRH procedure showed that operative time, liver removal time, warm ischemic time, Δhemoglobin%, Δtotal bilirubin%, and postoperative hospital stay decreased significantly as the number of cases accumulated. In conclusion, the operative outcomes of PLDRH improved as the number of cases increased. However, continuous caution is needed because major complications still occur in donors and recipients even after hundreds of cases.
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