A case of living-related partial liver transplantation using the right gastroepiploic artery for hepatic artery reconstruction.

@article{Itabashi2000ACO,
  title={A case of living-related partial liver transplantation using the right gastroepiploic artery for hepatic artery reconstruction.},
  author={Yukihiro Itabashi and Kenichi Hakamada and Shuji Narumi and Yoshikazu Toyoki and Eishi Totsuka and Yutaka Umehara and Katsuhiko Aoki and Mutsuo Sasaki},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2000},
  volume={47 32},
  pages={512-3}
}
A 13-year-old boy with liver cirrhosis underwent living-related partial liver transplantation with a left lobe from his mother. A standard hepatic artery reconstruction using the recipient right hepatic artery was anticipated. Unfortunately, the recipient hepatic artery was found to be severely arteriosclerotic and was unsuitable for reconstruction. Instead, the right gastroepiploic artery, measuring 2.0 mm in diameter, was mobilized and was anastomosed to the left hepatic artery of the graft… CONTINUE READING

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