Analysis of the complications of the piggy-back technique in 1,112 liver transplants.

@article{Parrilla1999AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the complications of the piggy-back technique in 1,112 liver transplants.},
  author={Pascual Parrilla and Francisco S{\'a}nchez-Bueno and Joan Figueras and Eduard Jaurrieta and J Mir and Carles Margarit and Jes{\'u}s L{\'a}zaro and Lydia Herrera and Manuel G{\'o}mez-Fleitas and Evaristo Var{\'o} and Esther Blanco Vicente and Rafael Alfredo Llaurad{\'o} Robles and Pablo Ram{\'i}rez},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={1999},
  volume={67 9},
  pages={
          1214-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND The "piggy-back" technique has gained acceptance in adult orthotopic liver transplantation during the last few years, especially in European countries. At the moment, however, there is controversy over advantages or specific complications (suprahepatic thrombosis or narrowing, etc.) related to this surgical technique. The aim of this study is to know of the immediate per-and postoperative morbidity and mortality rates in 1112 orthotopic liver transplantations performed with a vena… CONTINUE READING
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