Appraisal of the order of revascularization in human liver grafting: a controlled study.

@article{Noun1997AppraisalOT,
  title={Appraisal of the order of revascularization in human liver grafting: a controlled study.},
  author={Roger J Noun and Alain Sauvanet and Jacques Belghiti},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={1997},
  volume={185 1},
  pages={70-3}
}
BACKGROUND By current convention, the liver graft is revascularized, first with portal blood flow, and thereafter with arterial blood flow. Although experimental studies showed no detrimental effects of primary arterialization, this order of revascularization has not been investigated in clinical transplants. STUDY DESIGN Twenty-nine patients were included in our controlled study to investigate and compare, by means of a technical procedure that permits either initial arterial… CONTINUE READING
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