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Abdominal Organ Retrieval and Transplantation Bench Surgery




Abdominal Organ Retrieval and Transplantation Bench Surgery

Gabriel Oniscu (Editor), John Forsythe (Editor), John Fung (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-51306-4 April 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 192 Pages


Abdominal organ transplantation is a complex, multi-step process that requires flawless surgery from start to finish. Training in organ retrieval and bench surgery, however, has varied from country to country and even center to center, and trainees too often must rely on hands-on experience without the benefit of extensive practical or theoretical training.

With the number of transplant programs on the rise and the demand for donor organs increasing steadily as outcomes continue to improve, there is a greater need than ever before for a practical and comprehensive reference that transplantation professionals can turn to for clear and comprehensive guidance.   Abdominal Organ Retrieval and Transplantation Bench Surgery fills that need.

This important new book covers all aspects of retrieval and bench surgery of the abdominal organs. Coverage includes organ retrieval logistics and organ preservation; retrieval and bench surgery of the kidney, liver, pancreas and intestine; in situ and ex situ liver splitting; multi-organ retrieval; paediatric age-specific aspects of retrieval and bench surgery; and more. Key features include:

  • Practice learning points for each procedure
  • Detailed color illustrations of standard techniques
  • Thorough guidance on dealing with anatomical variations

Abdominal Organ Retrieval and Transplantation Bench Surgery is the ideal guide for surgeons and donor retrieval teams alike. With its step-wise approach and practical orientation, it is a reference transplant professionals can trust to help them understand and excel at all aspects of abdominal organ retrieval, from managing potential donors and properly retrieving organs to minimizing the likelihood of common pitfalls while mastering the latest surgical techniques.

Related Resources

List of Contributors vi

Foreword vii
Peter J. Morris

Preface viii

About the Companion Website ix

1 Organ Retrieval Logistics 1
Murat Akyol and Victor L. Tswen Wen

2 Strategies in Preservation of Abdominal Organs 9
Rutger J. Ploeg

3 Management of the Brainstem Dead Organ Donor 24
Neil Young and Dermot McKeown

4 Multiorgan Retrieval 32
Gabriel C. Oniscu

5 Kidney Retrieval and Bench Surgery 58
John L. Forsythe

6 Liver Retrieval and Bench Surgery 73
Gabriel C. Oniscu

7 Deceased Cardiac Donor Liver Retrieval 91
Paolo Muiesan

8 In situ Liver Splitting 101
Koji Hashimoto and John Fung

9 Ex situ Liver Splitting 116
Dieter C. Bröering

10 Pancreas Retrieval and Bench Surgery 130
Thomas Vogel and Peter J. Friend

11 Intestinal Retrieval and Bench Surgery 140
Douglas G. Farmer Prawat Kositamongkol and Hasan Yersiz

12 Paediatric Age-Specific Aspects of Retrieval and Bench Surgery 155
Chiara Grimaldi and Jean de Ville de Goyet

Index 177