Anatomical and physiological classification of hepatic vein dominance applied to liver transplantation.

@article{Radtke2005AnatomicalAP,
  title={Anatomical and physiological classification of hepatic vein dominance applied to liver transplantation.},
  author={Arnold Radtke and Tobias Schroeder and Georgios C Sotiropoulos and Ernesto P. Molmenti and Andrea Schenk and Andreas Paul and Silvio Nadalin and Hauke Lang and Fuat Hakan Saner and Heinz Otto Peitgen and Christoph Erich Broelsch and Massimo Mal{\'a}go},
  journal={European journal of medical research},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={187-94}
}
BACKGROUND Proper outflow reconstruction is essential in LDLT. Preoperative planning requires meticulous attention to hepatic vein dominance patterns. The purpose of our study was to provide a combined anatomical-physiological classification of hepatic vein dominance useful for surgical decision-making in both donors and recipients. METHODOLOGY We analyzed 3-dimensional CT-imaging reconstructions of 55 potential live liver donors evaluated at our Institution between January 2003 and May 2004… CONTINUE READING