Evaluation of standard liver volume formulae for Chinese adults

Zheng-Rong Shi; Lu-Nan Yan; Bo Li; Tian-Fu Wen; Nadalin, Silvio; Gruttadauria, Salvatore
August 2009
World Journal of Gastroenterology;8/28/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 32, p4062
Academic Journal
AIM: To evaluate different standard liver volume (SLV) formula and verify the applicability of the formulae for Chinese adults. METHODS: Data from 70 cases of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) performed at our transplantation centers between January 2008 and April 2009 were analyzed. SLV was estimated using our recently reported formula [the Chengdu formula: SLV (mL) = 11.5 x body weight (kg) + 334] and other reported formulae used for Chinese adults. Actual intraoperative liver volumes were obtained from a review of the patients' medical records. RESULTS: The actual right liver volume was not significantly different from the estimated right liver volume determined by the Chengdu formula, but was significantly smaller than estimates using the Heinemann, Urata, Vauthey, and Lee formulae ( P < 0.01), and significantly larger than estimates using the Fan formula ( P < 0.05).


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