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Liver transplantation using a graft from a donor with situs inversus totalis: a case report and review of the literature.
|Title||Liver transplantation using a graft from a donor with situs inversus totalis: a case report and review of the literature.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Sun X-Y, Qin K, Dong J-H, Li H-B, Lan L-G, Huang Y, Cao S, Li Z-J|
|Journal||Case reports in transplantation|
It is critical to effectively use every available organ to meet the increasing demands for liver transplantation. Situs inversus is a rare congenital anomaly caused by obstruction of viscus rotation during embryonic development. Situs inversus was once regarded as a contraindication to liver transplantation because of the technical difficulties associated with the unique vascular anatomy and concern about achieving accurate graft positioning. Here, we present a successful case of liver transplantation using a graft from a donor with situs inversus totalis. The related experience will contribute to opening up new realms for the use of such rare organ resources.
|Alternate Journal||Case Rep Transplant|