ABSTRACT

This new book, edited by internationally renowned specialists, also pools the experience of consultants from both Europe and the US. It is divided into three main sections: Organ Preservation, Organ Harvesting and Surgical Techniques. Many different organs are profiled, including the heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, intestine and bowel. The various

I: Organ Preservation. Introduction. Biophysical and Chemical Considerations in Cryopreservation. Organ Perfusion Technology. Kidney-specific Requirements for Preservation. Pancreas-specific Requirements for Preservation. Liver-specific Requirements for Preservation. Intestine-specific Requirements for Preservation. Myocardial and Lung-specific Requirements for Preservation. II: Organ Harvesting. Multiple Organ Harvesting from Cadaveric Donors. Kidney Harvesting from Living Related Donors. Segmental Pancreas Harvesting from Living Related Donors. Liver Harvesting from Living Donors. III: Surgical Techniques. Renal Transplantation: Surgical Techniques. Pancreas Transplantation: Technique and Complications. Liver Transplantation: Surgical Techniques. Small Bowel Transplantation: Technical Aspects. Orthotopic and Heterotopic Heart Transplantation: Surgical Techniques. Single Lung Bilateral Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation: Surgical Techniques.