Liver transplantation using a graft from a donor with situs inversus totalis: a case report and review of the literature.

TitleLiver transplantation using a graft from a donor with situs inversus totalis: a case report and review of the literature.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSun X-Y, Qin K, Dong J-H, Li H-B, Lan L-G, Huang Y, Cao S, Li Z-J
JournalCase reports in transplantation
Volume2013
Pagination532865
Date Published2013
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1155/2013/532865
Alternate JournalCase Rep Transplant