Emergency orthotopic liver transplantation in two patients using one donor liver.

@article{Bismuth1989EmergencyOL,
  title={Emergency orthotopic liver transplantation in two patients using one donor liver.},
  author={Henri Bismuth and Mario Morino and Denis Castaing and Marie Christine Gillon and A Descorps Decl{\`e}re and Faouzi Saliba and Didier Samuel},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={76 7},
  pages={
          722-4
        }
}
Because of its anatomy, the liver can be divided into two hemilivers suitable for use as two grafts for liver transplantation. The line of division is the main scissure, giving the right hemiliver (segments 5-8) and the left hemiliver (segments 2-4). Segment 1 (caudate lobe) has to be resected. The vessels are divided between the two grafts: the vena cava remains on the right; on the left, the left hepatic vein is sutured into the vena cava of the recipient, which is retained intact. The left… CONTINUE READING

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