Graft shortage continues to prolong waiting times for adults requiring liver transplantation. Living related donor transplantation is possible for only a small minority of adults. The techniques for in situ splitting of the liver used for right and left hepatectomies in living donors were adapted to a combined split-liver-domino procedure to obtain right and left hemiliver grafts from a patient undergoing total hepatectomy with liver transplantation for a metabolic disorder. The two grafts were adequate in size and function for transplantation to two adults with low priority for regular cadaver grafts. More frequent use of split-liver techniques in cadaver donors could considerably reduce the graft shortage and waiting time for adult liver recipients.
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