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Poland's first laparoscopic liver fragment harvesting from a living donor

MedExpress Team

MedExpress Team

Poland's first laparoscopic liver fragment harvesting from a living donor - Header image
Źródło:WUM
The procedure was carried out at the Department of General, Transplantation and Liver Surgery at the Medical University of Warsaw. The clinic, headed by Professor Michał Grąta, is the only center in Poland where liver fragments are harvested from living donors. Now, for the first time, a liver fragment was harvested using a minimally invasive method.

- To date, all liver fragment donations from living donors have been performed using the classic method, through an abdominal skin incision under the rib arches. The introduction of minimally invasive access allows for a faster return to activity, further reducing the risk of complications and limiting pain in the postoperative period for healthy individuals choosing to donate a fragment of their own liver for a child. The donor was discharged from the hospital seven ...

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