Utilization of a Reduced Graft from a Severely Traumatized Liver: A Case Report and Strategy to Increase Availability of Livers for Transplant

Utilization of a Reduced Graft from a Severely Traumatized Liver: A Case Report and Strategy to Increase Availability of Livers for Transplant

Review Data

Q: Is the topic relevant to the journal area of interest? Is it contemporary and interesting for


A: Good


Abstract & Keywords

Q: Are all required components included in the abstract? Are the keywords appropriately chosen?

A: Good



Q: Is the goal explicitly stated in the Introduction? Is its formulation clear and unambiguous?

A: Good



Q: Is the paper's structure coherent? Is it in coherence with the goal of the paper?

A: Good


Tools and Methods

Q: Are methods the author uses adequate and well used?

A: Good


Discussion & Conclusion

Q: Is it related to the results presented before? Do you consider them as coherent?

A: Good


Comments: The Discussion illustrates the lacerated liver transplantation of the brain-dead donors providing relevant literature. This further highlights the challenges faced in liver transplantation with different grade liver injuries. It also states that careful donor and recipient selection are essential for achieving successful outcomes in transplantation.



Q: Does the author utilize relevant literature?

A: Good


Author's knowledge

Q: What is the level of the author’s knowledge? Does the author utilize all recent contributions relevant to the topic?

A: Good



Q: Is the length of the paper adequate to the significance of the topic? Do you suggest shortening the paper without losing its value?

A: Good


Figures & Tables

Q: Does the author use them suitably? Are legend and notations clear?

A: Good


Writing style

Q: Is it clear and understandable?

A: Good

Comments: There are certain issues found in the manuscript which are as follows:

·       In Case Report, under Abstract, 5th sentence, “The recipient was a 62-year-old small female patient” must be written as “The recipient was a 62-year-old female patient.”

·       In Donor, under Case Presentation, 1st paragraph, 2nd sentence, “On admission, she had a Glascow coma scale score of 3” must be written as “On admission, she had a Glasgow coma scale score of 3.”

·       In Discussion, last paragraph, 1st sentence, “in our hands the successful application of well-established split-liver transplantation techniques” is rewritten as “the successful application of well-established split-liver transplantation techniques.”


Further comments on the paper

Comments: This case presents a detailed description of liver transplantation procedure from a 28-year-old female with the severely traumatized liver into a 62-year-old female with alcoholic liver cirrhosis and refractory ascites. It further states the case as the first reported instance of a successful liver transplant of a severely lacerated liver.


Q: Would you recommend this manuscript for further publication?

A: Yes - Suitable to be published

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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Marlon F. Levy
Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report
Publication history
Received: Fri 26, Mar 2021
Accepted: Thu 08, Apr 2021
Published: Fri 30, Apr 2021
© 2021 Marlon F. Levy . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2021.04.09