Living Donor Liver Transplantation for Alveolar Echinococcus Is a Difficult Procedure

Hatipoglu S., Bulbuloglu B., Piskin T., Kayaalp C., Yilmaz S.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, cilt.45, ss.1028-1030, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Surgical resection is the best treatment for early stage alveolar echinococcosis of the liver. In the stages that are not appropriate for resection and when the case develops complications, a liver transplant can be a lifesaver. The liver transplants of alveolar echinococcosis are technically difficult because of prior operation, interventional radiological procedures, and large mass. Despite such difficulty, living donor liver transplantation can save one's life.