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Transplant anesthesia, liver transplant, kidney transplant, pain and transplant

Naoki Higashibeppu, Emi Oida, Hidekatsu Furutani, Hajime Segawa, Takehiko Adachi, Kazuhiko Fukuda
Anesthesia for living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) was performed for two patients with adult polycystic liver disease (APLD). APLD is characterized by gradual cystic transformation of both lobes of the liver. Abdominal enlargement, poor appetite, abdominal pain, infection of liver cysts and portal hypertension are symptoms of this disease. Liver transplantation is indicated as the final therapy. Our two patients had very large livers (7400 g and 9500 g). The second patient had suffered renal failure due to a polycystic kidney so that continuous hemodiafiltration had to be performed after surgery...
March 2003: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
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