Controlled liver splitting for transplantation in two recipients: technique, results and perspectives.

@article{Houssin1993ControlledLS,
  title={Controlled liver splitting for transplantation in two recipients: technique, results and perspectives.},
  author={Didier P Houssin and Olivier Boillot and Olivier Soubrane and Claude Couinaud and Jo{\"e}l Pitre and Yves M Ozier and Denis J. Devictor and Olivier Bernard and Yves Chapuis},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={75-80}
}
A technique of controlled liver splitting for transplantation in two recipients is proposed, based on a full anatomical assessment of the graft including arteriography and cholangiography on the back-table. Using eight livers, 16 patients received a graft: right liver (eight patients), left lobe (four) or left liver (four). Twelve patients required urgent or very urgent transplantation. Anatomical assessment of the graft demonstrated a portal bifurcation in all cases, a common trunk of the left… CONTINUE READING