Hypophosphatemia in living liver donors

Filik L., Karakayali H., Dalgic A., Emiroglu R., Haberal M.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.38, no.2, pp.559-561, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2005.12.046
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.559-561
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Background and aim. Some patients who undergo donor hepatectomy for adult living donor liver transplantation develop hypophosphatemia postoperatively. Since this imbalance appears to be a factor in postoperative complications, some authors advocate routine supratherapeutic phosphorus repletion. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of hypophosphatemia after elective donor lobectomy for liver transplantation and to assess whether phosphorus repletion is necessary in this patient group.