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ISRN Surgery
Volume 2011, Article ID 367083, 9 pages
Research Article

The Results of Vascular and Biliary Variations in Turks Liver Donors: Comparison with Others

1Department of General Surgery, Manisa Merkezefendi State Hospital, 45000 Manisa, Turkey
2Department of Surgery, Liver Transplantation and Research Center, International Kent Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
3Department of General Surgery, Organ Transplantation and Research Center, Ege University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey

Received 19 April 2011; Accepted 20 June 2011

Academic Editor: H. Uemura

Copyright © 2011 Mustafa Ozsoy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Objective. To evaluate liver anatomy with a view to access unerring surgery in liver donors. Summary Background Data. Liver transplantation, the unique curative treatment option for end-stage hepatic failure, has become routinely practicable, which was inconceivable in the past. But, the vascular and biliary anatomy of the liver has not been completely disclosed yet. Methods. From 1994 to 2009, we have done a research on 496 liver donors. The data were accumulated and categorized according to the most widely used classification systems. Results. Of 496 liver donors, 393 (79.1%) underwent the right donor hepatectomy, 98 (19.9%) were performed the left lateral segmentectomy, and 5 donors (1%) underwent the left donor hepatectomy surgery. Given the data regarding to 398 liver donors undergone right and left donor hepatectomy, arteries, bile ducts, and portal vein showed classical anatomy in 107 (21.6%) donors. Variations in all three systems were found in 16 donors (3.2%). In the remaining 275 donors (75.2%), anatomical variations were found at either of arterial, biliary, or portal system. Conclusions. Our study could come up to actual estimate in liver anatomy as any of donors have not been removed in our institute due to high hilar dissection technique.