Living Donor Organ Transplantation by Rainer W.G. GruessnerLiving Donor Organ Transplantation by Rainer W.G. Gruessner

Living Donor Organ Transplantation

byRainer W.G. Gruessner, Enrico Benedetti

Hardcover | January 11, 2008

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A comprehensive, technique-oriented guide to abdominal organ transplantation

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

Valuable to the seasoned and novice transplant surgeon as well as the multidisciplinary team that tends to both the living donor and the recipient of abdominal organs, Living Organ Donor Transplantation puts the entire discipline in perspective while guiding you step-by-step through the most common organ transplant surgeries.

Organized into four cohesive parts and featuring numerous surgical illustrations, this sourcebook delivers an incisive look at every key consideration for general surgeons who perform transplantations, from patient selection to recipient workup and outcomes, and emphasizes the most humanitarian approaches.


  • The first A-to-Z, operation-oriented guide to the field of living donor organ transplantation
  • Unparalleled examination of a wide spectrum of solid organ transplantation procedures (liver, pancreas, kidney, intestine), with accompanying chapters on the history of the procedure, the donor, the recipient, and cost analysis
  • Skill-building coverage of techniques that explains adequate pretransplant workup and posttransplant care
  • Chapters on cultural differences, ethical and legal issues, social issues, current financial incentives, and the illegal organ trade
  • Up-to-date survey of the future possibilities of organ transplantation, covering new immunosuppressive protocols, xenotransplantation, gene therapy, organogenesis and therapeutic cloning, and more
  • Reflections from pioneers in the field
Editor: Rainer W.G. Gruessner, MD is Professor and Chairman of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. Associate Editor: Enrico Benedetti, MD is Professor and Chairman in the Department of Surgery at the University of Illinois, in Chicago, Illinois.
Title:Living Donor Organ TransplantationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:824 pages, 11.3 × 8.7 × 1.44 inPublished:January 11, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071455493

ISBN - 13:9780071455497

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Table of Contents

Living Donor Organ Transplantation


1. Rationale

2. History of Organ Transplantation

3. Legal implications

4. Ethical Issues

5. Social and Economic Implications

6. Informed Consent

7. Psychological Aspects

8. Transplant Immunology

9. Donor Failure and Graft Versus Host Disease

10. Medical Interventions/Correlations


1. Kidney Transplantation

2. Heart Transplantation

3. Lung Transplantation

4. Pancreas Transplantation

5. Liver Transplantation

6. Intestinal Transplantation


1. Medical strategies to maximize the donor pool

2. Strategies to induce tolerance

Editorial Reviews

"This is excellent and comprehensive book on living donor abdominal organ transplantation. The technical as well as ethical aspects are covered....In my field, this book is a very useful reference and rates as one of the top 3 to 4 books that I would use regularly. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service