Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

FEBRERO 1999 N° 12 Volumen 2

Complications Kehr drainage in liver transplantation

Section: Hands on


Mª Salomé Gárate Gómez, Rosa González Casquero


Profesores del Departamento de Enfermería. Universidad de Cantabria.

Contact address

C/ Leonardo Torres Quevedo, nº 1, 2º Dcha. 39610 Astillero, Cantabria.


Liver transplantation has reached in spite of its short history, anamazing therapeutic success. In 1984 the first liver transplantation was achieved in Spain. Nowadays, the results on this field are excellent thanks to the task developed by the National Organization of Transplantation (NOT) and its human team of coordinators.

As specialist nurses working in a liver transplantation hospital section, we are interested in widening our knowledge on the medical record and guidelines for the caring plan in order to give ahigher assistance quality.

The Kehr drainage is usually implanted in liver transplantation.

From the above mentioned medical record as well as from a backward examination of any given case – history, we have reached conclusions by identifying a series of problems related to the Kher drainage implantation, which produces high disease – rate. The conclusions we finally came to enhance the caring plane record through a set of proceeding related to the Kher drainage.


nursing; Kehr drainageliver transplantation

Versión en Español


Las complicaciones del drenaje de Kehr en el trasplante hepático