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Complications

Complications

The transplant team will describe the general risks, benefits, special risks, and alternatives to living donation and also provide a detailed summary of their specific experience and results. Left lateral segment liver donation (adults to children) is less risky than right lobe donation because a smaller volume of liver tissue is removed (30% versus 60-70%).

For the living liver donor, there are some risks involved, as there would be with any surgery requiring general anesthesia. These include:

  -  Heart complications
  -  Stroke
  -  Blood clot formation in the legs or lungs
  -  Bleeding or infection

While the risk of severe complications with living liver donation is minimal, risks specificallyto this procedure include:

  -  Small bile leaks from the remaining portion of the liver
  -  Incisional hernia
  -  Gastrointestinal upset such as constipation, indigestion, nausea or diarrhea
  -  A temporary yellow color to the eyes and skin (jaundice)
  -  Temporary numbness in the arm
  -  Psychological trauma should the transplant fail
  -  Failure of the remaining portion of the liver
  -  Death (0.2-0.5% risk)

Living liver donor surgery is still relatively new so there may be long-term risks that are not yet known. However, studies indicate that a donor's liver mass returns to near normalwithin 12 months after surgery (most of this growth occurs within weeks of surgery).

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