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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2005.12.046
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS
  • Page Numbers: pp.559-561

Abstract

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.