Liver transplantation techniques for the surgical management of renal cell carcinoma. Great progress has been made in the field of liver transplantation over the past two decades this progress however also brings up the next set of challenges first organ shortage remains a major limitation and accounts for a large proportion of wait list mortality. Visceral transplant and thoracic surgery department of surgery medical university of innsbruck innsbruck austria identifying patients with significant benefit and withholding liver transplantation lt from patients too sick for transplantation are ongoing challenges in particular in patients with malignancies an arbitrary threshold . The most frequent indications for liver transplantation are alcohol and hepatitis c induced liver cirrhosis which are both more frequently observed in men furthermore male patients suffer more often from end stage renal disease 4 11 . Transplantation is a lifesaving treatment for many forms of solid organ failure in the past half century major improvements in surgical techniques anesthesia immunosuppression is and perioperative care have led to a dramatic improvement in patient and graft survival particularly following kidney and liver transplantation
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