Etiology and management of symptomatic adult hepatic artery thrombosis after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT).

@article{Drazan1996EtiologyAM,
  title={Etiology and management of symptomatic adult hepatic artery thrombosis after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT).},
  author={Kenneth E Drazan and Abraham Shaked and Kim M. Olthoff and David T. Imagawa and Oded Jurim and K Kiai and C H Shackelton and Ronald W Busuttil},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1996},
  volume={62 3},
  pages={237-40}
}
Hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) after adult orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is associated with fulminant sepsis and irretrievable loss of the graft. The purpose of this study was 1) to identify recipients at risk for the development of HAT; 2) to define early signs and methods for diagnosis; 3) to determine surgical treatment strategies following diagnosis of HAT. The charts of 680 adults who underwent primary OLT were reviewed. Eleven patients were symptomatic from HAT. Operative data… CONTINUE READING