Anatomical variations of the origin of the segment 4 hepatic artery and their clinical implications.

@article{Jin2008AnatomicalVO,
  title={Anatomical variations of the origin of the segment 4 hepatic artery and their clinical implications.},
  author={Guang Yu Jin and Hee Chul Yu and Hyung-Sun Lim and Jang Il Moon and Jeong Hun Lee and Jin Wook Chung and Baik Hwan Cho},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={1180-4}
}
The threat of ischemic complications following massive resection, especially in living donor hepatectomy or split liver transplantation, has been haunting surgeons for many years. Postmortem dissections of 62 livers were performed to investigate anatomical variations of the principal artery for segment 4 (A4). The origin of A4 was examined separately in the liver with (n = 46) or without (n = 16) an aberrant left hepatic artery (abLHA). A4s were found to be extrahepatic or intrahepatic branches… CONTINUE READING